Made with the same approach as the Reserve Pinot Noir, this wine is produced from a different selection of fruit parcels and barrel combinations.
- VIC - Yarra Valley
A riper take on Pinot Noir compared to many of its 2011 Yarra Valley counterparts – which is neither a good nor a bad thing in my opinion. It gives you options is all.
There’s a bit of depth here with dark cherry, sap, plums, cola and black spice. Some damp earth adds complexity. The acidity is brisk but nestles in with time. A glossy sheen of oak is quite appropriate within the context and there’s appreciable smudgy tannin. No complaints here. Rating 89 Good - Jeremy Pringle, Wine Will Eat Itself, 27 February
IN the Tarrawarra hierarchy this wine sits under the Reserve Pinot and benefits from the same sort of treatment. Fragrant, fine and balanced, there are none of the stewy flavours pinot gets when it's pushed too hard. This is the sort of wine that gets you thinking in the kitchen. Value: Good, Food: Coq au vin with mushrooms. Rating: 4.5/5. Greg Duncan-Powell, news.com.au, 12 March 2013
The 2011 was a pretty tricky vintage in the Yarra Valley - but you wouldn't know it from this drop. The flavours, in fact, are quite bold and brassy for pinot, with dark cherry and plums enhanced by a lick of spice and some earthy/gamey complexity. All in all it's easy drinking - better than a quaffer and offering big value at the price of $25. Rick Allen, North Shore Times, 5 April 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
The wine reflects the coolness of the year, an elegant, perfumed style with delicate fruit flavours showing through on the nose.
The palate is layered and textured, with a fine tannin structure. It will drink well for six to eight years.