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Pinot Noir

While we continue to expand our collection of Burgundies, more and more new-world winemakers are coming to terms with this challenging variety. Australians have identified Geelong, the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria as suited to premium Pinot Noir. More recently, Tasmania has shot up the ranks. Mount Mary, Farr Rising and Tolpuddle are names to seek out. New Zealand is also producing some compelling, full bodied wines. Look for regions like Martinborough, Marlborough and Central Otago. Browse our top rated Pinot wines here.

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      2018 Apsley Gorge Vineyard Pinot Noir
      Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
      $69. 99 Bottle
      $839.88 Dozen
      Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
      ABV: 14%
      Closure: Stelvin

      Aged in a mixture of new and 2 year old French oak. Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and a very dark red hue. The nose is filled with anise, black cherry and black plum aromas which mix with toasty cedar, dried meats, earth and spicy dried herb notes. The weighty palate is amply endowed with rich black cherry, anise and black plum fruits which have a luscious mouthfeel. Toasty oak, earth, dried meat and spice nuances ensue. A firm, muscular tannin structure is largely concealed by the wealth of black fruits. Finishes with a shade of bitterness. The aftertaste long and generously proportioned.
      Drink over the next 5-6 years.
      Alc 14%

      • 94
        2017 Apsley Gorge Vineyard Pinot Noir - Last Stocks
        Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
        $69. 99 Bottle
        $839.88 Dozen
        Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
        ABV: 14.1%
        Closure: Stelvin
        Aged in a combination of new and two year old French oak barrels. Opaque dark red black tinged core with a very dark red hue. Spicy dark cherry aromas intermix with earthy graphite and black olive scents followed by hints of anise, smoked meats and dried herbs. Rich and weighty with a sense of opulence, the palate is flooded with ripe black cherry and anise like flavours which carry great power. Smoky cedar, dried meat and spicy dried herb characters ensue. A velvety feel backed by a robust tannin structure which leads into a long toasty and slightly chewy aftertaste.
        Drink over the next 5-6 years.
        Alc. 14.1%
        • 89
          2015 Artiste Pinot Noir
          Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
          $19. 99 Bottle
          $239.88 Dozen
          Minimum 12 bottles
          Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2017-2019)
          ABV: 14%
          Closure: Stelvin

          Semi translucent dark red colour with a light red to brick red hue. The nose offers up subtle ripe cherry aromas intermixed with raspberries, dried cherries, earthy cedar and spice. Supple mouthfeel with flavours of dark cherries and ripe strawberries to the fore over dried cherries, old cedar, earth and spice. Soft finely grained tannins and relatively low acidity. Aftertaste of spicy dark cherries, strawberries, old cedar and earth.
          Drink over the next 1-2 years.
          Alc. 14%

          • 90
            2018 Babich Family Estates Organic Pinot Noir
            Marlborough, NEW ZEALAND
            $29. 99 Bottle
            $359.88 Dozen
            Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
            ABV: 13%
            Closure: Stelvin
            Certified organic. Semi translucent bright red colour with a light red hue. Aromas of red cherries and strawberries mix with hints of dusty cedar, violets and spice. Light, elegant and savoury but lacking drive, red fruits meld into subtle forest floor, fresh herb and spicy cedar characters. Dryish finish with fine grained tannins and a delicate medium length aftertaste.
            Drink over the next 2-3 years.
            Alc. 13%
              2019 Bass Phillip Premium Pinot Noir
              Gippsland, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
              $250. 00 Bottle
              $3000.00 Dozen
              ABV: 14.2%
              Closure: Cork

              Bass Phillip Wines (based in Leongatha) were established by Phillip Jones in 1979, where a small 3.5-hectare vineyard was planted to Pinot Noir. The estate has grown over many years (to 14 hectares) and is now one of the most sought-after producers of premium Pinot Noir & Chardonnay in Australia. There is a big focus on spending many hours in the vineyard, demonstrated by the commitment to practice organics since 1993 and biodynamics since 2002.  As of April 2020, Bass Phillip wines have been acquired by Jean-Marie Fourrier (of Domaine Fourrier). In this new phase of growth moving forward, Jean-Marie Fourrier will begin to take an active and primary role in the management of the vineyards and the wine production process as Chief Winemaker of Bass Phillip wines.

              Notes from the producer....
              The idiosyncratic, biodynamic and greatly admired Bass Phillip Premium Pinot Noir, aged in French Allier barriques for 18 months, is a defining Victorian pinot noir. Uplifting and memorable, this multi-layered and nuanced wine reflects a superb obsession, based on a low-cropping, four-hectare vineyard site at Leongatha. Black cherry, floral and game aromas, supple viscosity and underlying toasty oak. This wine is long in flavour, powerful & complex. It can be cellared for many years.

               

                2019 Bass Phillip Estate Pinot Noir
                Gippsland, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                $94. 99 Bottle
                $1139.88 Dozen
                ABV: 13.9%
                Closure: Cork

                Bass Phillip Wines (based in Leongatha) were established by Phillip Jones in 1979, where a small 3.5-hectare vineyard was planted to Pinot Noir. The estate has grown over many years (to 14 hectares) and is now one of the most sought-after producers of premium Pinot Noir & Chardonnay in Australia. There is a big focus on spending many hours in the vineyard, demonstrated by the commitment to practice organics since 1993 and biodynamics since 2002.  As of April 2020, Bass Phillip wines have been acquired by Jean-Marie Fourrier (of Domaine Fourrier). In this new phase of growth moving forward, Jean-Marie Fourrier will begin to take an active and primary role in the management of the vineyards and the wine production process as Chief Winemaker of Bass Phillip wines.

                Notes from the producer....
                From the original Estate vineyard; 8,500 vines/hectare; specific plot cropping at approx. one tonne/acre, often blended with the best fruit from our Leongatha Vineyard. Wine with attractive, rich fruits in the mid-palate, with the strength to improve up to ten years in the cellar. Bottled without fining or filtration. 

                The exquisitely balanced single vineyard Estate Pinot Noir draws fruit from the extremely low cropping, closely spaced north easterly facing, four hectare un-irrigated vineyard. The wine is vinified in an open stainless steel fermenter with regular plunging to extract colour and flavour. After fermentation the wine is gravity racked into a combination of new (60%) and old French Alliers oak for a maturation period of around 15 to 18 months.

                • 92
                  2020 Bass River 1835 Pinot Noir
                  Gippsland, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                  $29. 99 Bottle
                  $359.88 Dozen
                  Minimum 12 bottles
                  Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
                  ABV: 13%
                  Closure: Stelvin
                  Matured in one year old and older French oak barriques for 10 months. Semi translucent bright red colour with a light red hue. Fragrant red cherry and wild strawberry scents mix with violets, fresh herbs, subtle forest floor and spicy cedar. Light and silky, delicious red cherry and winter strawberry fruits slide across the palate underscored by delicate infusions of fresh herbs, forest floor and traces of spicy cedar. Bright finish with velvet smooth tannins and a fresh red fruited aftertaste.
                  Drink over the next 3-4 years.
                  Alc. 13%
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                  • Nick's Import
                  2019 Beaux Freres The Beaux Freres Vineyard Pinot Noir Pre-Arrival Offer
                  Willamette Valley, Oregon, UNITED STATES
                  $215. 00 Bottle
                  $2580.00 Dozen
                  Closure: Cork

                  Other Reviews....
                  The 2019 Pinot Noir The Beaux Frères Vineyard is super expressive this vintage, with scents of brambly fruit, rose petals, forest floor, sweet balsamic and blood orange. The palate has a weightless quality, its silty tannins and bright acidity highlighting an array of earthy accents, and it finishes very long. Drink 2022 - 2032.
                  98 points
                  Erin Brooks - Wine Advocate (Dec 2021)

                  A perfumed nose of cherry, wild strawberry, forest floor, dried flower, smoke and spice box. It’s medium-bodied with fine, creamy tannins and lively acidity. Round and balanced with a velvety texture. Layered with a long, savory finish. Unfiltered. Drink or hold.
                  95 points
                  James Suckling

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                  • 91
                    2019 Bellingham Estate Main Ridge Vineyards Pinot Noir
                    Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                    $29. 99 Bottle
                    $359.88 Dozen
                    Minimum 12 bottles
                    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
                    ABV: 13%
                    Closure: Stelvin
                    Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and a dark red hue. Ripe strawberry and plum scents jump out of the glass mixing with some anise, subtle dried herbs and spicy cedar along the way. Light in body with a juicy feel, the relatively uncomplicated palate serves up plum, sour cherry and strawberry fruits with infusions of fresh herbs and light spicy cedar sitting in the background. Finishes with good freshness, polished tannins and a medium length aftertaste.
                    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
                    Alc. 13%
                    • 88
                      2019 Benjamin Leroux Gevrey-Chambertin
                      Burgundy, FRANCE
                      $160. 00 Bottle
                      $1920.00 Dozen
                      ABV: 13.5%
                      Closure: Cork

                      Other Reviews....
                      A mentholated top note is present on the more restrained nose of red berries, underbrush and a touch of humus. The delicious medium weight flavors possess a relatively supple mid-palate that immediately tightens up on the youthfully austere and moderately rustic finish that flashes outstanding depth and persistence for a villages level wine. This built-to-age effort is excellent. Drink 2029+.
                      90-92 points
                      Allen Meadows - Burghound

                      The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Village reveals appealing aromas of red berries, plums, spices and loamy soil, followed by a medium-bodied palate with lively acids but rather chewy, somewhat rustic tannins on this showing. Perhaps it was just out of sorts when I tasted it. Drink 2021 - 2035.
                      88 points
                      William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Oct 2021)

                      62 barrels of which the component in new barrels has been racked. Heady and delicious, yet very well balanced, so lively, good natural acidity, fruit at optimum ripeness, light on its feet and very long. Frankly, this is a brilliant cuvée and there is plenty of it!
                      91-93 points
                      Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

                      • 89
                        2020 Black Cottage Pinot Noir
                        Marlborough, NEW ZEALAND
                        $26. 99 Bottle
                        $323.88 Dozen
                        Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
                        ABV: 13%
                        Closure: Stelvin
                        Dark red in colour with black tinged edges showing good depth and a bright red hue. Fragrant crunchy red cherry and winter strawberry aromas have a forest floor overlay with notions of toasty oak and stalky herb notes also evident. Red cherry and winter strawberry fruits are underpinned by vibrant acidity which gives the palate a youthful crunchy like feel. Toasty oak, forest floor and spice characters ensue. Faintly chalky tannins with a bright medium length aftertaste.
                        Drink over the next 3-4 years.
                        Alc. 13%
                        • 93
                          2019 Bouchard Pere & Fils La Vignee Bourgogne Pinot Noir
                          Burgundy, FRANCE
                          $29. 99 Bottle
                          $359.88 Dozen
                          Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2021-2026)
                          ABV: 13%
                          Closure: Stelvin

                          Bouchard Pere et Fils source fruit from a variety of growers located throughout Bourgogne. Maturation is typically 10-15% in French oak barrels with the balance in stainless steel vats for a period of 9 to 10 months.
                          Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and a bright dark red purple hue. Aromas of red and dark cherries are interwoven with hints of strawberry fruit, forest floor, light dried meats and subtle spicy herb notes. Light in body but generously flavoured, savoury cherry and dark strawberry fruits are to the fore with elements of forest floor, infusions of fresh herbs and spicy cedar evolving on the back half. Polished and elegant in its feel it has fine grained tannins, good freshness and a refined red fruited aftertaste.
                          Drink over the next 4-5 years.
                          Alc. 13%

                          • 94
                            2020 Bress Pinot Noir
                            Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                            $26. 99 Bottle
                            $323.88 Dozen
                            Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2021-2026)
                            ABV: 13.9%
                            Closure: Stelvin
                            Semi translucent dark red colour with black tinged edges and a light red hue. Mint infused cherry and winter strawberry fruits are intermeshed with forest floor, a subtle meatiness and spicy cedar. Delicious red to dark cherry and strawberry fruits have a minty herbal edge to them with undertones of forest floor and spicy cedar also present. Slightly dryish finish with fine grained tannins, good freshness and a savoury aftertaste.
                            Drink over the next 4-5 years.
                            Alc. 13.9%
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                              2020 Brokenwood Pinot Noir
                              Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
                              $32. 99 Bottle
                              $395.88 Dozen
                              Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
                              ABV: 13%
                              Closure: Stelvin

                              This wine is normally produced from Brokenwood’s Indigo vineyard located in Beechworth, however, the bushfires of 2020 meant that the fruit was smoke tainted and nothing could be picked. Fortunately, Brokenwood was able to source parcels of fruit from premium growers in Tasmania. Twenty five percent whole bunch fruit was included in the ferment with maturation taking place in French oak barriques for a period of 10 months.
                              Semi translucent bright dark red colour with black tinged edges and a light crimson hue. A fragrant mix of violets, sour to red cherries and winter strawberries mesh with forest floor, dried herb and spicy cedar notes. Light but powerful and highly moreish, the palate is filled with ripe red cherry and strawberry fruits which are cast against a back drop of fresh herb infusions, forest floor and spicy cedar. Very polished in its feel with a super fine tannin structure it finishes fresh with a long, savoury aftertaste.
                              Drink over the next 5-6 years.
                              Alc. 13%

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                                2017 Bromley Pinot Noir
                                Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                $34. 99 Bottle
                                $419.88 Dozen
                                Minimum 12 bottles
                                Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2021-2026)
                                ABV: 13%
                                Closure: Stelvin
                                Semi translucent dark red colour with black tinged edges and a light red hue. Fragrant scents of violets, dark cherries and wild strawberries are followed by dried herb, forest floor and spicy cedar notes. Delicious ripe cherry and strawberry fruits flood the mouth underpinned by dried herbs, earthy forest floor and spice. Good power and concentration with a supple texture and well-integrated velvet like tannins. Concludes long and moreish.
                                Drink over the next 4-5 years.
                                Alc. 13%

                                Other Reviews….
                                Attractive dark garnet and bright. Fresh and bright smelling - floral lift of red flowers, black cherry and redcurrants. The palate lively in acidity giving line and refreshment to the cherry, raspberry and just ripe plum flavours. The fine chalky tannins on the finish adding a nice savoury element. Drink by 2027.
                                93 points
                                David Bicknell – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion
                                • 86
                                  2013 Bromley Murray Pinot Noir
                                  Geelong, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                  $39. 99 Bottle
                                  $479.88 Dozen
                                  Minimum 12 bottles
                                  Cellar: Drink now (2018)
                                  ABV: 12.5%
                                  Closure: Stelvin

                                  Semi translucent dark red to brick red colour with a brick red hue. The nose shows good lift with aromas of dark and dried cherries overlaid by dried herbs, hints of old earthy leather, light toast and spice. The palate is fading with flavours of dried cherries and subtle strawberries beginning to dry out leaving behind a back drop of dried herbs, earthy cedar and spice. Dry, slightly bitter finish with finely grained tannins. Modest aftertaste of dried cherries, dried herbs, earthy cedar, spice and a touch of bitterness.
                                  Drink now.
                                  Alc. 12.5%

                                  • 91
                                    2021 Buller Wines The Nook Pinot Noir
                                    Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                    $19. 99 Bottle
                                    $239.88 Dozen
                                    Minimum 12 bottles
                                    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
                                    ABV: 14%
                                    Closure: Stelvin

                                    Dark red in colour with black tinged edges and a dark red hue. Aromas of ripe cherries and strawberries meld into some anise, delicate forest floor and fresh herb notes. Light to medium bodied, juicy dark cherry and ripe strawberry fruits cast a supple feel across the palate. Some spicy anise characters are also present. Polished tannins with a ripe generously textured finish.
                                    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
                                    Alc. 14%

                                    • 91
                                      2018 Caledonia Australis Pinot Noir
                                      Gippsland, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                      $27. 99 Bottle
                                      $335.88 Dozen
                                      Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2021-2023)
                                      ABV: 14.2%
                                      Closure: Stelvin
                                      Semi translucent dark red colour with a light brick red hue. Aromas of dried cherries and rhubarb are married to dried herb, forest floor and spicy cedar notes. Light, supple and spicy the palate serves up a flavour profile of cherries, rhubarb, strawberries and dried herbs which meld into earth, toasty cedar and spice. Polished tannins, nicely balanced acidity and a mid length finish.
                                      Drink over the next 1-2 years.
                                      Alc. 14.2%
                                      • 89
                                        2016 Cape Banks Pinot Noir
                                        Mt Gambier, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                                        $24. 99 Bottle
                                        $299.88 Dozen
                                        Minimum 12 bottles
                                        Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2019-2021)
                                        ABV: 13.5%
                                        Closure: Stelvin
                                        Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and a dark to brick red hue. Ripe dark plum and dark cherry aromas intermix with a touch of liquorice, vanillin cedar, earthy leather notes and dried herbs. Medium bodied the palate has generous dark cherry and dark plum flavours over earthy vanillin cedar, subtle liquorice and spicy dried herbs. Soft in its feel with velvety tannins and a medium length aftertaste.
                                        Drink over the next 1-2 years.
                                        Alc. 13.5%
                                          2019 Caroline Morey Chassagne Montrachet Les Champs Gains Rouge Premier Cru
                                          Burgundy, FRANCE
                                          $185. 00 Bottle
                                          $2220.00 Dozen
                                          ABV: 13.5%
                                          Closure: Cork

                                          Caroline Morey comes from a long line of vignerons based in the Cotes de Beaune and is also married to Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey. In 2014 Caroline took her share of some family vineyards from her father Jean-Marc and created her own domaine based in Chassagne-Montrachet, working out of brand new cellars built for Caroline and her husband.

                                          For her first vintage in 2014 she had small holdings in Chassagne-Montrachet for both red and white together with small holdings in Santenay and Hautes Cotes de Beaune totaling just 2.4 hectares. With more vineyards added both from family and acquisitions in the last few years, the total is now 7 hectares in total for Caroline with roughly half for red and half for whites.

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                                            2018 Charles Van Canneyt Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers Premier Cru
                                            Burgundy, FRANCE
                                            $380. 00 Bottle
                                            $4560.00 Dozen
                                            ABV: 13.5%
                                            Closure: Cork

                                            Charles Van Canneyt is the current winemaker at the iconic Domaine Hudelot-Noellat in Chambolle-Musigny, but he also produces wine under his own label. Using his extensive contacts with the finest growers in Burgundy, Charles sources grapes from some of the top plots in the area. Charles is aiming for a similar purity and terroir focus as those wines of Hudelot-Noellat, and as such has minimal use of new oak each year.

                                            Other Reviews....
                                            The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 1er Cru has an intense, powerful bouquet of red and black fruit and undergrowth; touches of menthol develop with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, good structure and matière, and saline on the midpalate, leading to a grippy, quite assertive finish. Good aging potential.
                                            92-94 points
                                            Neal Martin - Vinous

                                            • 88
                                              2018 Charles Van Canneyt Gevrey Chambertin Les Cherbaudes Premier Cru
                                              Burgundy, FRANCE
                                              $330. 00 Bottle
                                              $3960.00 Dozen
                                              ABV: 13%
                                              Closure: Cork

                                              Charles Van Canneyt is the current winemaker at the iconic Domaine Hudelot-Noellat in Chambolle-Musigny, but he also produces wine under his own label. Using his extensive contacts with the finest growers in Burgundy, Charles sources grapes from some of the top plots in the area. Charles is aiming for a similar purity and terroir focus as those wines of Hudelot-Noellat, and as such has minimal use of new oak each year.

                                              Other Reviews....
                                              The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cherbaudes 1er Cru has an attractive bouquet of red cherries, wild strawberry and orange zest aromas, the mineralité surfacing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet candied opening, fleshy and ripe, but it needs a little more structure toward the finish. Great nose, but the palate needs to foment a little more class.
                                              88-90 points
                                              Neal Martin - Vinous

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                                                2018 Charles Van Canneyt Gevrey Chambertin Les Fontenys Premier Cru
                                                Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                $330. 00 Bottle
                                                $3960.00 Dozen
                                                ABV: 14%
                                                Closure: Cork

                                                Charles Van Canneyt is the current winemaker at the iconic Domaine Hudelot-Noellat in Chambolle-Musigny, but he also produces wine under his own label. Using his extensive contacts with the finest growers in Burgundy, Charles sources grapes from some of the top plots in the area. Charles is aiming for a similar purity and terroir focus as those wines of Hudelot-Noellat, and as such has minimal use of new oak each year.

                                                Other Reviews....
                                                The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Fontenys 1er Cru has a superb bouquet: beautifully defined and very pure, featuring a gorgeous rose petal note. The medium-bodied palate delivers supple tannins, fine acidity and a sorbet-fresh, persistent finish. Alongside the Cazetiers, this would be my pick from Charles Van Canneyt. Recommended.
                                                92-94 points
                                                Neal Martin - Vinous

                                                • 95
                                                  2017 Cloudy Bay Te Wahi Pinot Noir
                                                  Central Otago, NEW ZEALAND
                                                  $99. 99 Bottle
                                                  $1199.88 Dozen
                                                  Minimum 6 bottles
                                                  Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
                                                  ABV: 13.5%
                                                  Closure: Cork

                                                  Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and a dark red hue. Lifted dark cherry, wild strawberry and anise aromas intermingle with dried meats, fresh herbs, stalky cedar and spice. Light to mid weight the very savoury palate sports a refined flavour profile of dark cherries, winter strawberries, subtle anise, stalky cedar, infusions of fresh herbs and a delicate meatiness. Good power and concentration with polished yet nicely framed tannins. Concludes long and elegant.
                                                  Drink over the next 5-6 years.
                                                  Alc. 13.5%

                                                  • 94
                                                    2019 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir
                                                    Marlborough, NEW ZEALAND
                                                    $49. 99 Bottle
                                                    $599.88 Dozen
                                                    Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2026-2027)
                                                    ABV: 13.5%
                                                    Closure: Stelvin
                                                    Very deep dark red black tinged colour with a dark red hue. Fragrant violet scents are accompanied by sour to red cherry notes, stalky cedar, subtle forest floor and spicy fresh herbs. Light in body the palate has a savoury flavour profile of sour to red cherries, plum and anise over earth, spicy cedar, stalk, a subtle meatiness and infusions of fresh herbs. Finely boned tannins concluding long, meaty and elegant.
                                                    Cellar 5-6 years.
                                                    Alc. 13.5%
                                                      2020 Cobaw Ridge Pinot Noir
                                                      Macedon Ranges, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                                      $59. 99 Bottle
                                                      $719.88 Dozen
                                                      ABV: 13.1%
                                                      Closure: Diam Cork

                                                      Other Reviews....
                                                      Yes like everyone else poor weather during flowering for the Chardonnay and Pinot. The flip side was the Syrah missed the bad weather and flowed normally. Not so silly to have earlier and late varieties in the vineyard! Last time it was that bad was 1990 but bingo ‘91 was a huge crop! Fingers crossed for this year. Poetry from Alan Cooper of Cobaw Ridge. Reads like nouveau Ogden Nash.
                                                      This is a delightful wine, savoury and minty herbal, sour cherry led fruit flavours with some raspberry, white strawberry and a splash of kirsch in the mix. While the wine feels loose knit a a sheath of tannin tightens as the wine rolls over the palate, finishing long yet lightly chewy and very good. It’s fragrant, energetic, has that intangible sense of nourishment that some great, unadorned wines have. It feels unique, idiosyncratic in the best sense; very Cobaw Ridge. Easy pleasure, fine detail, a serious pinot with lift and presence. Drink 2021 - 2028.
                                                      94 Points
                                                      Mike Bennie - The Wine Front (August 2021)

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                                                        2019 Coombe Pinot Noir
                                                        Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                                        $24. 99 Bottle
                                                        $299.88 Dozen
                                                        Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2021-2026)
                                                        ABV: 13.8%
                                                        Closure: Stelvin

                                                        The 120 acre Coombe vineyard is one of the oldest in the valley, having supplied fruit to some of Australia’s most recognised producers, an increasing portion now being grown and selected specifically for their own brand.
                                                        Semi translucent dark red in colour with tinges of black to the edges and a light red hue. Intensely perfumed the nose sees violet, red to dark cherry, strawberry, anise, forest floor, some meaty notes, spicy cedar and fresh herbs blossom from the glass. Expanding across the palate like a peacocks tail are delicious red to dark fruits which show some spice. Supple mouthfeel with subtle anise, forest floor and spicy cedar elements also chiming in. Finishes with lovely balance and freshness, silky smooth tannins melding into a long seductive conclusion.
                                                        Drink over the next 4-5 years.
                                                        Alc. 13.8%

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                                                          2018 Craigie Knowe Estate Pinot Noir
                                                          Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
                                                          $39. 99 Bottle
                                                          $479.88 Dozen
                                                          Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
                                                          ABV: 13.5%
                                                          Closure: Stelvin
                                                          Matured for 9 months in French oak barrels of which 25% were new. Semi translucent dark red colour with black tinged edges and a light red hue. Subtle violet top notes overlay aromatics of dark cherries, winter strawberries, forest floor, meaty game like notes, fresh herbs and spicy cedar. Light in body, the savoury palate is layered with dark cherry and winter strawberry fruits which give it a supple feel. Lying underneath are forest floor, game, subtle dried herb and spicy cedar elements. Good drive with finely grained yet structural tannins and fresh acidity leading into a long, spicy and complex finish.
                                                          Drink over the next 5-6 years.
                                                          Alc. 13.5%
                                                            2020 D.M.L Upper Yarra Valley Pinot Noir
                                                            Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                                            $59. 99 Bottle
                                                            $719.88 Dozen
                                                            ABV: 13%
                                                            Closure: Diam Cork

                                                            D’Anna Middleton Lewis (DML VIN) is a partnership between the D’Anna family, Sam Middleton and Jordan Lewis. It focuses on single site regional Pinot Noir with the first vintage being released in June 2019.

                                                            Other Reviews....
                                                            Wax capped bottles, and you’d expect that the D’Anna brothers are experts when it comes to waxing. Anyway, I hate DIAM corks, more in a wine writer capacity as much as anything, because so often you can’t get the cork back into the bottle.
                                                            So fine and pretty. All strawberries and dried flower perfume, a dash of sweet spice, subtle stony earthiness too. Light bodied, fresh and delicate, red cherry and ripe strawberry, fine emery tannin, maybe some fragrant basil, and a gentle but insistent drag of fine dusty tannin on a long cool finish. What a lovely wine this is. Should blossom with a few more years in bottle too. Drink 2022 - 2029+
                                                            95 Points
                                                            Gary Walsh - The Wine Front (June 2021)

                                                              2020 D.M.L Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir
                                                              Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                                              $59. 99 Bottle
                                                              $719.88 Dozen
                                                              ABV: 13%
                                                              Closure: Diam Cork

                                                              D’Anna Middleton Lewis (DML VIN) is a partnership between the D’Anna family, Sam Middleton and Jordan Lewis. It focuses on single site regional Pinot Noir with the first vintage being released in June 2019.

                                                              Other Reviews....
                                                              Sold out on the DMLVin website, though I’m sure there may be some floating around at retail. Red cherry, almond paste, mint and floral perfume, subtle sweet spiced oak. There’s a come-hither juiciness to the raspberry and cherry flavour, fine powdery tannin, a certain sappy energy, and a pretty red fruited finish of fine length and gentle grip. All the charm. Drink 2021 - 2026+
                                                              94 Points
                                                              Gary Walsh - The Wine Front (June 2021)

                                                              • 94
                                                                2020 Dalrymple Pinot Noir
                                                                Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
                                                                $32. 99 Bottle
                                                                $395.88 Dozen
                                                                Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
                                                                ABV: 13%
                                                                Closure: Stelvin
                                                                Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and a dark red hue. Intense spicy dark cherry, subtle violet and anise scents sail out of the glass trailed by earthy forest floor, toasty cedar and fresh herb notes. Supple and savoury, dark cherry, strawberry and anise flavours are layered across the light to medium weight palate. Underscoring the fruit are dried herb, forest floor and spicy cedar nuances. Good flesh and power with velvety tannins. Finishes long and elegant picking up a subtle meatiness along the way.
                                                                Drink over the next 5-6 years.
                                                                Alc. 13%
                                                                  2019 David Duband Latriciers Chambertin Grand Cru
                                                                  Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                  $880. 00 Bottle
                                                                  $10560.00 Dozen
                                                                  ABV: 12.9%
                                                                  Closure: Cork

                                                                  David Duband is regarded as one of the rising stars of Burgundy. He took over his family domaine at a very young age and now has more than 20 vintages of experience behind him. Starting out with small family holdings David, together with his business partner Francois Feuillet, have added to their portfolio of wines through the purchase of some exceptional old Grand cru vineyards throughout Gevrey Chambertin and Morey St Denis, including prime holdings of retiring vigneron Jacky Truchot.

                                                                  Other Reviews....
                                                                  An even cooler and more high-toned nose offers up a plethora of red berry scents that include hints of pungent earth, floral wisps and discreet but not invisible wood. There is fine richness to the solidly concentrated flavors that evidence plenty of minerality though the tangy, warm and somewhat woody finish is somewhat awkward today. Note that my projected range assumes that this eventually harmonizes. Drink 2036+.
                                                                  90-93 points
                                                                  Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                    2019 David Duband Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
                                                                    Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                    $699. 00 Bottle
                                                                    $8388.00 Dozen
                                                                    ABV: 13.5%
                                                                    Closure: Cork

                                                                    David Duband is regarded as one of the rising stars of Burgundy. He took over his family domaine at a very young age and now has more than 20 vintages of experience behind him. Starting out with small family holdings David, together with his business partner Francois Feuillet, have added to their portfolio of wines through the purchase of some exceptional old Grand cru vineyards throughout Gevrey Chambertin and Morey St Denis, including prime holdings of retiring vigneron Jacky Truchot.

                                                                    Other Reviews....
                                                                    This is clearly from Gevrey as the more expressive though still reserved nose flashes plenty of underbrush and sauvage elements on the dark currant and floral-suffused nose. There is equally good volume and richness to the medium-bodied and delicious flavors that culminate in a balanced and hugely long though youthfully austere finish. This is also really very good though unlike the Clos de la Roche, this should be approachable after only a decade. Drink 2036+.
                                                                    92-94 points
                                                                    Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                      2019 David Duband Echezeaux Grand Cru
                                                                      Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                      $599. 00 Bottle
                                                                      $7188.00 Dozen
                                                                      ABV: 13.3%
                                                                      Closure: Cork

                                                                      David Duband is regarded as one of the rising stars of Burgundy. He took over his family domaine at a very young age and now has more than 20 vintages of experience behind him. Starting out with small family holdings David, together with his business partner Francois Feuillet, have added to their portfolio of wines through the purchase of some exceptional old Grand cru vineyards throughout Gevrey Chambertin and Morey St Denis, including prime holdings of retiring vigneron Jacky Truchot.

                                                                      Other Reviews....
                                                                      A markedly floral nose offers up notes of lavender, rose petal, violet and an interesting whiff of acacia blossom on the very spicy aromas of black cherry and plum liqueur. The succulent yet powerful and dense larger-scaled flavors are muscular, serious and robust while coating the palate with sappy dry extract that also serves to buffer the firm tannic spine supporting the impressively long finale. This too possesses excellent development potential though it should be approachable after only 7 to 8 years. Drink 2034+.
                                                                      91-94 points
                                                                      Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                        2019 David Duband Chambolle Musigny Les Sentiers Premier Cru
                                                                        Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                        $360. 00 Bottle
                                                                        $4320.00 Dozen
                                                                        ABV: 13.1%
                                                                        Closure: Cork

                                                                        David Duband is regarded as one of the rising stars of Burgundy. He took over his family domaine at a very young age and now has more than 20 vintages of experience behind him. Starting out with small family holdings David, together with his business partner Francois Feuillet, have added to their portfolio of wines through the purchase of some exceptional old Grand cru vineyards throughout Gevrey Chambertin and Morey St Denis, including prime holdings of retiring vigneron Jacky Truchot.

                                                                        Other Reviews....
                                                                        Appealingly spiced aromas of plum, dark raspberry and lavender give way to round, delicious and very intense medium-bodied flavors exude evident minerality on the linear, youthfully austere and linear finale. This beauty is also going to need at least some time to flesh out and add depth, but I like the potential. Drink 2031+.
                                                                        90-93 points
                                                                        Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                          2019 David Duband Nuits St Georges Aux Thorey Premier Cru
                                                                          Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                          $235. 00 Bottle
                                                                          $2820.00 Dozen
                                                                          ABV: 13.3%
                                                                          Closure: Cork

                                                                          David Duband is regarded as one of the rising stars of Burgundy. He took over his family domaine at a very young age and now has more than 20 vintages of experience behind him. Starting out with small family holdings David, together with his business partner Francois Feuillet, have added to their portfolio of wines through the purchase of some exceptional old Grand cru vineyards throughout Gevrey Chambertin and Morey St Denis, including prime holdings of retiring vigneron Jacky Truchot.

                                                                          Other Reviews....
                                                                          A distinctly cool nose is also quite spicy with its array of red currant, cherry and plum. The nicely textured and relatively sophisticated medium weight flavors exude a subtle minerality on the balanced, focused and impressively persistent finish that, like the Clos Sorbé, has a bitter cherry pit character. This is pretty much textbook Aux Thorey. Drink 2031+.
                                                                          90-93 points
                                                                          Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                            2019 David Duband Vosne-Romanee
                                                                            Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                            $199. 00 Bottle
                                                                            $2388.00 Dozen
                                                                            ABV: 13.2%
                                                                            Closure: Cork

                                                                            David Duband is regarded as one of the rising stars of Burgundy. He took over his family domaine at a very young age and now has more than 20 vintages of experience behind him. Starting out with small family holdings David, together with his business partner Francois Feuillet, have added to their portfolio of wines through the purchase of some exceptional old Grand cru vineyards throughout Gevrey Chambertin and Morey St Denis, including prime holdings of retiring vigneron Jacky Truchot.

                                                                            Duband's Vosne-Romanee hails from two plots of vines located in “Les Barreaux” (about 90% of the blend) which borders Grand cru Richebourg and the great premier cru Cros Parantoux, high on the slope above the village, and from “Aux Ormes” (about 10% of the blend) which lies on the northern side of the village and further down-slope from Romanee St Vivant.

                                                                              2019 David Duband Gevrey-Chambertin Magnum (1500ml)
                                                                              Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                              $380. 00 Bottle
                                                                              $4560.00 Dozen
                                                                              ABV: 13.4%
                                                                              Closure: Cork

                                                                              David Duband is regarded as one of the rising stars of Burgundy. He took over his family domaine at a very young age and now has more than 20 vintages of experience behind him. Starting out with small family holdings David, together with his business partner Francois Feuillet, have added to their portfolio of wines through the purchase of some exceptional old Grand cru vineyards throughout Gevrey Chambertin and Morey St Denis, including prime holdings of retiring vigneron Jacky Truchot.

                                                                              Other Reviews....
                                                                              Here too there is a whiff of herbal tea to be found on the fresh red berry scents that are cut with hints of the sauvage. Here too there is an attractive texture to the medium-bodied flavors that exude evident minerality on the firmer, more complex and more persistent finale. Drink 2027+.
                                                                              88-91 points
                                                                              Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                                2019 David Duband Gevrey-Chambertin
                                                                                Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                                $175. 00 Bottle
                                                                                $2100.00 Dozen
                                                                                ABV: 13.4%
                                                                                Closure: Cork

                                                                                David Duband is regarded as one of the rising stars of Burgundy. He took over his family domaine at a very young age and now has more than 20 vintages of experience behind him. Starting out with small family holdings David, together with his business partner Francois Feuillet, have added to their portfolio of wines through the purchase of some exceptional old Grand cru vineyards throughout Gevrey Chambertin and Morey St Denis, including prime holdings of retiring vigneron Jacky Truchot.

                                                                                Other Reviews....
                                                                                Here too there is a whiff of herbal tea to be found on the fresh red berry scents that are cut with hints of the sauvage. Here too there is an attractive texture to the medium-bodied flavors that exude evident minerality on the firmer, more complex and more persistent finale. Drink 2027+.
                                                                                88-91 points
                                                                                Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                                  2019 David Duband Nuits St Georges
                                                                                  Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                                  $160. 00 Bottle
                                                                                  $1920.00 Dozen
                                                                                  ABV: 12.8%
                                                                                  Closure: Cork

                                                                                  David Duband is regarded as one of the rising stars of Burgundy. He took over his family domaine at a very young age and now has more than 20 vintages of experience behind him. Starting out with small family holdings David, together with his business partner Francois Feuillet, have added to their portfolio of wines through the purchase of some exceptional old Grand cru vineyards throughout Gevrey Chambertin and Morey St Denis, including prime holdings of retiring vigneron Jacky Truchot.

                                                                                  Other Reviews....
                                                                                  A relatively airy and cool nose freely offers up notes of various red berries, earth and a floral top note. The sleek and relatively refined middle weight flavors contrast somewhat with the youthfully austere and mildly rustic finale that exhibits slightly better depth and persistence on the more structured finale. This is quite a good Nuits villages and worth a look. Drink 2029+.
                                                                                  89-91 points
                                                                                  Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                                    2018 David Duband Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
                                                                                    Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                                    $599. 00 Bottle
                                                                                    $7188.00 Dozen
                                                                                    ABV: 13.2%
                                                                                    Closure: Cork

                                                                                    David Duband is regarded as one of the rising stars of Burgundy. He took over his family domaine at a very young age and now has more than 20 vintages of experience behind him. Starting out with small family holdings David, together with his business partner Francois Feuillet, have added to their portfolio of wines through the purchase of some exceptional old Grand cru vineyards throughout Gevrey Chambertin and Morey St Denis, including prime holdings of retiring vigneron Jacky Truchot.

                                                                                    Duband Charmes Chambertin comes from a 0.65 ha parcel in Mazoyères previously owned by Jacky Truchot.

                                                                                    • 92
                                                                                      2018 David Duband Echezeaux Grand Cru
                                                                                      Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                                      $520. 00 Bottle
                                                                                      $6240.00 Dozen
                                                                                      ABV: 12.9%
                                                                                      Closure: Cork

                                                                                      David Duband is regarded as one of the rising stars of Burgundy. He took over his family domaine at a very young age and now has more than 20 vintages of experience behind him. Starting out with small family holdings David, together with his business partner Francois Feuillet, have added to their portfolio of wines through the purchase of some exceptional old Grand cru vineyards throughout Gevrey Chambertin and Morey St Denis, including prime holdings of retiring vigneron Jacky Truchot.

                                                                                      Other Reviews....
                                                                                      Here the expressive and clearly ripe nose is compositionally similar to that of the Sentiers except that it's even spicier and a bit more exotic as well. The sleek and intense larger-scaled flavors possess a sophisticated texture while displaying focused power that carries over to the dusty, palate coating and impressively complex and lengthy finish. This is very good and the abundant sap should permit it to be approached after 7 to 8 years.
                                                                                      91-94 points
                                                                                      Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                                      From Les Rouges du Bas comes the 2018 Echézeaux Grand Cru, a broad-shouldered wine offering up aromas of ripe berry fruit, plums, rose petals, orange rind and spices. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, velvety and enveloping, with an expansive attack, a fleshy core of fruit and lively, succulent acids.
                                                                                      92-94 points
                                                                                      William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)

                                                                                      • 93
                                                                                        2018 David Duband Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru
                                                                                        Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                                        $750. 00 Bottle
                                                                                        $9000.00 Dozen
                                                                                        ABV: 12.9%
                                                                                        Closure: Cork

                                                                                        David Duband is regarded as one of the rising stars of Burgundy. He took over his family domaine at a very young age and now has more than 20 vintages of experience behind him. Starting out with small family holdings David, together with his business partner Francois Feuillet, have added to their portfolio of wines through the purchase of some exceptional old Grand cru vineyards throughout Gevrey Chambertin and Morey St Denis, including prime holdings of retiring vigneron Jacky Truchot.

                                                                                        Other Reviews....
                                                                                        A ripe yet cool nose reflects elegant and airy aromas that include an abundance of floral elements as well as various nuances that derive mostly from the red side of the fruit spectrum. There is fine volume to the round but racy middle weight flavors that possess outstanding delineation on the stony, highly complex and persistent finish. As is always the case with the best examples of the appellation, the firm supporting tannins are relatively fine-grained and overall, this is a grand cru of power and finesse.
                                                                                        92-94 points
                                                                                        Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                                        Scents of wild berries, cassis, peonies, licorice and potpourri preface Duband's 2018 Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru, a full-bodied, fine-boned and elegant wine with a lovely spine of acidity, refined tannins and a concentrated core of fruit. Deep and incisive, this might be the domaine's finest grand cru in 2018, though it faces stiff competition.
                                                                                        93-95+ points
                                                                                        William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)

                                                                                        • 94
                                                                                          2019 DCB Wine Woori Yallock Pinot Noir
                                                                                          Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                                                                          $34. 99 Bottle
                                                                                          $419.88 Dozen
                                                                                          Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2021-2026)
                                                                                          ABV: 13.5%
                                                                                          Closure: Stelvin
                                                                                          Semi translucent red to dark red colour with a bright light red hue. A little reserved, the nose yields aromas of violets, red cherries, wild strawberries and clove with some spicy cedar and forest floor notes also evident. A delicious mix of red to dark cherry and strawberry fruits floods the mouth underscored by notions of spicy vanillin cedar, light clove and forest floor. Finishes with good freshness, finely grained tannins and a long savoury aftertaste.
                                                                                          Drink over th

                                                                                          Other Reviews….
                                                                                          From the oldest vines on the Lone Star Creek vineyard at Woori Yallock.
                                                                                          What we have here is a brooding pinot noir that may well fail to communicate its real strengths if you open it now but which has an excellent cellaring future ahead. This is a wine with presence if not so much prettiness; a wine rolled with tannin and tucked with spice; a wine with red liquorice and chicory riven into red cherry and cedar. It requires some coaxing, let’s say, but its quality is clear and in any case its charms fan out with air. Drink 2022-2028+
                                                                                          94 points
                                                                                          Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front
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                                                                                            2019 Delta Pinot Noir
                                                                                            Marlborough, NEW ZEALAND
                                                                                            $26. 99 Bottle
                                                                                            $323.88 Dozen
                                                                                            Cellar: 3 - 4 Years (2023-2024)
                                                                                            ABV: 13.5%
                                                                                            Closure: Stelvin
                                                                                            Deep dark red black tinged core with a bright purple hue. Stalky cherry and plum aromas intermingle with forest floor and spicy herb notes. Light in body, sappy cherry and winter strawberry fruits are intermeshed with stalky herb like characters, light forest floor and spice. Finishes dry, inky and very fresh with slightly chalky tannins and a bright aftertaste that shows modest length.
                                                                                            Cellar 3-4 years.
                                                                                            Alc. 13.5%
                                                                                              2019 Denton Pinot Noir
                                                                                              Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                                                                              $44. 99 Bottle
                                                                                              $539.88 Dozen
                                                                                              ABV: 14%
                                                                                              Closure: Cork

                                                                                              Denton is owned and operated by father & son, John & Simon Denton. With their combined experience in architecture & hospitality, they established the property in 1996 and planted the vineyard between 1997 & 2004. The "View Hill" vineyard is situated in Yarra Glen on an isolated hill set over granitic sandy soil on a north-facing aspect. Luke Lambert has overseen winemaking since 2015, contributing his years of Yarra Valley experience making great Chardonnay & Pinot Noir. 

                                                                                              Pinot Noir is grown on the very top of the North Eastern slope where it receives more gentle morning sunlight, and does not see so much of the afternoon heat. The vineyard is planted at a very high density of 1.3m x 0.8m which contributes heaps of power and concentration. Wild fermented on skins (with a 80% Wholebunch inlcusion) for 19 days, the wine is then pressed to 500L French Oak Puncheons (15% being new oak) for maturation. This carbonic style fermentation should result in a wine with lots of bright, fresh red and black fruit, floral aromas while supported by fine tannin and good structure from acidity. 

                                                                                              • 95
                                                                                                2020 Dexter Pinot Noir
                                                                                                Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                                                                                $54. 99 Bottle
                                                                                                $659.88 Dozen
                                                                                                Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2021-2029)
                                                                                                ABV: 13.5%
                                                                                                Closure: Stelvin

                                                                                                Semi translucent dark red colour with subtle tinges of black to the edges and a light red hue. Elevated aromatics of dark cherry, strawberry, dried meats, forest floor, toasty cedar and spice blossom out of the glass with a whiff of violets also evident. Light in body and silky in its feel, the palate is amply endowed with dark cherry and strawberry fruits which show good flesh. Velvety tannins with the back half picking up accents of forest floor, some meatiness, infusions of fresh herbs, lightly toasted cedar and spice. Finishes long and refined with a nicely balanced freshness.
                                                                                                Drink over the next 6-8 years.
                                                                                                Alc. 13.5%

                                                                                                • 96
                                                                                                  2019 Dicey Bannockburn Pinot Noir
                                                                                                  Central Otago, NEW ZEALAND
                                                                                                  $54. 99 Bottle
                                                                                                  $659.88 Dozen
                                                                                                  Minimum 12 bottles
                                                                                                  Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
                                                                                                  ABV: 13.5%
                                                                                                  Closure: Stelvin
                                                                                                  Dark red in colour with black tinged edges and a red hue. Nosing offers up perfumed like aromatics of violets, ripe dark cherries, anise and dark plum followed by spicy cedar and light forest floor notes. Rich dark cherry, anise, dark plum and ripe strawberry fruits engulf the mouth with an expansive feel. Spicy cedar, earth and dried herb elements ensue. Supple mid palate feel and excellent power with velvety tannins and a long ripe seductive finish.
                                                                                                  Drink over the next 5-6 years.
                                                                                                  Alc. 13.5%
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                                                                                                An obsession with a fickle varietal.

                                                                                                Once you experience it, you never forget it. For some wine lovers, Pinot Noir becomes an obsession. While promising one of world's greatest wine experiences, it can also deliver some of the most disappointing. What is it about Pinot that makes it so frustratingly variable? There are known quality factors which offer encouragement to winemakers. Micro-climates have been observed to play an important part in a successful matrix, particularly the diurnal temperature range. Pinot Noir is a little like Riesling, in the sense that it requires warm, but not overly hot days and cool nights to fully develop its maximum flavour potential. Sunshine hours, rainfall, time and rate of precipitation are all important. Countering this is the fact that the same clone will not respond to differences in micro-climate in the same way. Older vines make better wines. Creative and adaptive viticultural management and winemaking are essential.

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