Cool, dry start to season had us waiting in anticipation and we were not disappointed. A classic cool, long ripening vintage providing intense fruit flavours and lingering concentration. 2011 displays focus, richness and a youthfulness not seen since 2005.
- VIC - Yarra Valley
Made from estate- grown grapes, and spent 11 months in tight- grained French oak (35% new); very light colour, it has small red fruit flavours and a background of milky tannins and integrated, cedary oak. Finer and more supple than Village, but with less depth. Rating 91 - Drink by 2016, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2013).
As a drink, I've kind of come round to a lot of 2011 Victorian Pinot Noirs.
Pretty spicy and peppery, strawberry, fennel and cedar with a little mulch. Light bodied, spicy with sweet red fruits, almost a gummy feel, then light dry tannin and fresh acidity - almost a chalkiness to the texture - finish is drier than the palate. No great length, but altogether engaging and interesting to drink. No question it's Pinot Noir either. Rating 90 - Drink by 2014 - 2018+, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au (OCT/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright, red cherry
Dark cherry, blackberry and vanilla bean spice with brooding richness. Lovely lifted violet perfume sweetness.
Integrated red/ black cherry fruit create a platform balanced by velvet tannins overlayed by svelt oak spices. Expressive wine of an exceptional cool climate harvest.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal - Royal Hobart Wine Show 2011