The 2011 Pinot Noir is a blend of three clones - MV6, G5V15 and 115 - hand selected from four separate vineyard blocks on the property. This wine reflects our philosophy at Yabby Lake - to make wines that reflect the spirit of the season and vineyard.
- VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Deeper colour than the '11 Red Claw Pinot; the fragrant, perfumed cherry blossom bouquet is followed by an elegant, red-berried palate, the tannins silky but sustained, the French oak held in restraint; the key words here are length and finesse, spice to emerge down the track. Rating 94 - Drink by 2017 James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2013)
Pale to medium ruby colored with a hint of purple, the 2011 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir shows off a wonderfully fragrant nose of ripe red cherries, violets and lavender with touches of raspberry preserves, underbrush and lichen. Medium-bodied with just enough elegant fruit in the mouth balanced by a low to medium level of silky tannins and refreshing acid line, it finishes long with a little minerality. Still a little youthful and taut, it should reward cellaring and drink 2014 to 2018+. Rating 91+, Drink 2014 - 2018 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, eRobertParker.com #208 Aug 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
The 2011 Yabby Lake Pinot Noir has an intense and complex aroma with great depth of character.
Bursting with red and dark fruits, the wine is fine and complex with a long, juicy palate. There is excellent persistence on the polished finish.