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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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    2021 Ad Hoc Cruel Mistress Pinot Noir
    Pemberton, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $17. 99 Bottle
    $215.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2022-2027)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Sourced from the Pemberton region, the fruit for this Pinot was fermented using a combination of wild fermentation and selected yeasts. Maturation took place in 1-3 year old French oak barrels for 6 months.
    Deep dark red core with black shaded edges and a bright red purple hue. Possessing a perfumed like quality the nose offers up scents of violets, dark cherries and ripe strawberries. Subtle forest floor, dried herb and spice notes are also evident. Perfectly ripe and savoury the palate has an expressive fruit profile of dark cherry and strawberry fruits which overlay a back drop of dried clove, forest floor and cedar. Supple mid palate feel with a spicy finish, velvet smooth tannins, good power and a deliciously ripe aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 13%

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    2019 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir
    Martinborough, NEW ZEALAND
    $99. 99 Bottle
    $1199.88 Dozen
    Cellar: 10 - 12 Years (2032-2034)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Only fruit, from the oldest parcels of vines at Ata Rangi makes it into this wine. The fabled Abel clone, allegedly smuggled from Burgundy in the mid-70s, makes up 40% of the blend. Incorporates 35% whole bunch fruit with maturation taking place in French oak (35% new) for a period of 11 months.
    Deep dark red colour with black shaded edges and a vibrant red to dark red hue. Alluring scents of violets, red to dark cherries, strawberries, red plum and anise sail out of the glass with fresh herb, light forest floor and spicy cedar notes ensuing. Rich and intense in its flavour yet light, tense and focused, the palate sees an expansive wave of delicious red to dark cherry, strawberry and plum fruits fan across it like a peacocks tail. Notions of crushed rock, forest floor, infusions of fresh herbs and spicy cedar lie underneath. Still youthful and tightly coiled, lively fresh acidity and a well integrated yet muscular tannin structure form the framework.
    Superb power and depth yet simultaneously showing great restraint, this will slowly evolve over the years into what should be one of Ata Rangi’s best Pinots yet.
    Cellar 10-12 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

    Other Reviews….
    A complex wine from the outset with gently reductive notes and modern oak spice threading into fresh cherry, spiced bread, rose, forest wood and blood orange, as well as darker cherry notes. The palate tells the full story. This displays real power and definition with clear-cut and powerful tannins. The intensity of the red-cherry fruit is impressive and the way it occupies the finish with length and uplift is the thing that defines great pinot noir per se. Strong vintage. Drink over the next decade.
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    98 points
    JamesSuckling.com

    Ata Rangi's 2019 Pinot Noir is the whole package. It has a piercing, focused nose, offering clarity of fruit and the backing support of lightly spiced French oak. Reminiscent of fresh yet sweet cherry fruit and woody herbs on the palate, it also reveals a savory tobacco and game note that's oh-so-Martinborough. The wine sits comfortably in your mouth, like a ball being gently cupped. It delivers excellent concentration, and the fine, powdery tannins coat the palate, leaving you licking the inside of your mouth and experiencing the texture of river stones. The finish is long, fresh and fragrant. Drink 2023-2036.
    97 points
    Rebecca Gibb MW – Vinous

    The 2019 vintage was a great year for New Zealand Pinot Noir, and this is a knockout. Here, whole-bunch fruit gives a strawberry liquorice approachability but there is an elegant structural frame to support its development. Aromas of red cherry and incense linger through a concentrated yet ethereal palate of grenadine, rosehip and tart plums, enlivened by deft oaking, mouthwatering juiciness and supple tannins. Drinking Window 2022 – 2030.
    97 points
    Decanter

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    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%
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    2019 Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley Pinot Noir
    Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $37. 99 Bottle
    $455.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
    ABV: 13.2%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Aged in French oak barriques and puncheons for 9 months. Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and a dark red hue. Lifted ripe dark cherry, dark plum and anise aromas meld into subtle forest floor, dried herb and spicy cedar notes. Mid weighted the palate has a generous flavour profile of ripe dark cherries, rhurbarb and delicate anise over forest floor and spicy dried herbs. Fine grained tannins with a medium length conclusion.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 13.2%

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    2021 Bannockburn Pinot Noir
    Geelong, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $56. 99 Bottle
    $683.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    The 2021 Estate Pinot Noir was sourced from Bannockburn’s entire spectrum of vineyards (planted in 1976, 1997 and 2007), including fruit from the iconic, close-planted blocks. All the sites have volcanic loam and dark clay over a limestone base and are planted to a wide variety of clones, mainly MV6 with a smattering of the Dijon (or Bernard) clones 114, 115 and 777. This year, much of the fruit was destemmed and fermented with indigenous yeast, and just 20% whole bunches were used. Élevage played out for 10 months, primarily in Tronçais hogsheads, 25% of which were new.
    Semi translucent dark red colour with a light red hue. Red to dark cherry, rhubarb and strawberry aromas mix with some clove, stalky cedar, game, forest floor and spicy dried herb notes. Delicious red cherry and rhubarb flavours make a supple entry onto the palate with complexing elements of dried herbs, game meats, forest floor, subtle stalk, smoky cedar and spice chiming in on the back half. Velvet smooth tannins with a delicate tang to the acidity. Concludes long, highly complex and silky.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

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    Bannockburn has never really been out of form but I get the feeling that winemaker Matt Holmes and team have the ship about where they want it to be, now.
    This is a beauty. Fragrant and attractive from the outset but then expansive on the palate as well. Earth, twigs, root vegetables and cherries with woodsy spice notes rippling throughout. Tension and flow, texture and tannin. There’s a smoky meatiness to the aftertaste, mixed in with decaying red roses, and it’s most attractive way for the wine to sail out. Drink it now, drink it later; it will deliver. Drink 2023 - 2030+
    94+ Points
    Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front (April 2022)

    Batches of pinot noir from different blocks, wild fermented with 20% whole bunches. Matured 10 months in French hogsheads (25% new). A wine of real gravitas and presence, the '21 reflects a most impressive year. Abundant, enticing aromas in pristine red fruits, maritime herbs, humus and dusty beets. The palate fairly bristles in fruit freshness and energy, the tannins pricking the tastebuds and laying the foundation for a long life. Oak? Yes, it's evident in the texture and the binding but totally integrated. Drink by 2033.
    95 Points
    Jeni Port - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion (February 2022)

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    2019 Beaux Freres The Beaux Freres Vineyard Pinot Noir
    Willamette Valley, Oregon, UNITED STATES
    $250. 00 Bottle
    $3000.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

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    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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    2018 Benedicte et Stephane Tissot Arbois Pinot Noir Sous la Tour
    Jura, FRANCE
    $120. 00 Bottle
    $1440.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Stéphane Tissot is a tireless and vigorous promoter of individual sites and natural wines. He brings technological experience from his work in Australia and South Africa, and combines this with his ruthless yield reduction philosophy and very serious 'small batch' winemaking which is carried out as naturally as possible. Tissot plants mostly on clay and limestone, all sites are farmed biodynamically and yields are kept low, averaging only 30 h/l per hectare. Ferments are allowed to commence naturally and the still wines are bottled without filtration and little or no SO2 is added across the board. Vibrancy and fruit presence is a signature across all his wines. Given Stéphane is constantly experimenting and obsessively seeking improvements; he is at the forefront of the Jura revolution and produces terroir-driven wines of depth, intensity, interest and undeniable quality.

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    The grapes for the 2018 Pinot Noir Sous La Tour come from a limestone-rich plot near the Tour de Curon. The grapes fermented with full clusters and indigenous yeasts in open oak vats, and the wine matured in 228-liter oak barrels for one year. It's livelier than the En Barberon, more complete with more ripeness but without excess, and it has a strong chalkiness that makes it beautifully textured. Drink 2021 - 2026.
    93 points
    Luis Gutiérrez - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

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    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%
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    2018 Bromley Harrison Vineyard Pinot Noir
    Bellarine, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $37. 99 Bottle
    $455.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2022-2026)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Semi translucent dark red colour with a light brick red hue. Escaping from the glass are ripe red cherry and strawberry scents tinged with violets followed by lightly smoked cedar, dried herbs and forest floor. Delicious juicy red cherry and winter strawberry fruits cast a supple feel across the palate and are underscored by notions of forest floor, dried herbs and spicy cedar. Polished tannins are complimented by nicely balanced acidity. Expansive feel with a long savoury aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 13%

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    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%

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    2019 Burn Cottage Pinot Noir
    Central Otago, NEW ZEALAND
    $89. 99 Bottle
    $1079.88 Dozen
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Cork

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    The 2019 Pinot Noir Burn Cottage Vineyard is like a taste of Christmas with its decadent baking spices combining with plum fruit and pure black cherry. There's lovely clarity of fruit and an intense core of youthful fruit flavors within its mid-weight frame. The remaining angles are those of an awkward teenager rather than a shape that will last into adulthood. The abundant, chewy tannins are resolved and will continue to mellow with bottle age (or if served with roast duck), and in combination with fine acidity, they provide the packaging for this unadulterated wine. The finish lingers long, offering baking spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, along black cherry and mocha. Drink 2022 - 2032.
    95 Points
    Rebecca Gibb MW - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (January 2022)

    Cherries, flowers and sweet spices on the nose. Medium-bodied with fresh acidity. Round and creamy with a caressing texture and a fruity edge. Long finish. Fresh and very fine. Elegant is the word. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
    94 Points
    JamesSuckling.com (February 2022)

    Burnt cottage is what happened to many English people, who held property in North Wales, back in the day. I remember that well, and also the day I missed an IRA bomb going off in Warrington town centre by about 5 minutes, back in the 90s. No joke. Exciting times!
    Invariably one of the nuttiest, and nattiest feeling wines from Central Otago, and no change here. Cherry pie, almond paste, spice and aniseed, with a fresh thyme, rosemary and rose perfume. It’s fleshy, silty and nutty, a scorched hazelnut and chocolate flavour, soft acidity and fine silty tannin. The finish is all wheaty, spicy and plump with dried raspberry and cherry. Delightful. So at ease with itself. Drink 2022 - 2027+
    94 Points
    Gary Walsh - The Wine Front (March 2022)

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    2021 Caledonia Australis Pinot Noir
    Gippsland, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $27. 99 Bottle
    $335.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2022-2025)
    ABV: 12.8%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Re-tasted on 7/04/2022

    Translucent red in colour with a light red hue. A fragrant mix of ripe cherry, strawberry and dried herb aromas are followed by forest floor and spicy cedar notes. Ripe and savoury the elegantly weighted yet supple palate features spicy red cherry, rhubarb and winter strawberry fruits over a back drop of forest floor and dried herbs. Silky tannins combine with lively acidity. Spicy mid length conclusion.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 12.8%


    Semi translucent ruby red colour with a light red hue. Emanating from the glass are fragrant cherry and strawberry scents infused with dried herbs, forest floor and spice. Light in body with a supplely textured feel, the palate features a mix of sappy cherry, strawberry and rhubarb flavours with a layer of dried herb, forest floor and spice lying underneath. Polished tannins with good underlying freshness and a savoury conclusion.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 12.8%

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    2021 Shaw & Smith Pinot Noir
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $49. 99 Bottle
    $599.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2022-2030)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    From the terrific 2021 vintage, fruit was sourced predominately from Shaw & Smith’s Lenswood vineyard which was planted in 1999. Fermented with 30% whole bunch fruit and matured in French oak.
    Dark red in colour with black shaded edges and a bright red purple tinged hue. Perfumed like scents of violets, strawberries and red to dark cherries intermix with hints of anise, fresh herbs, light forest floor and spicy cedar. Delicious red cherry and strawberry fruits combine with some anise over a back drop of forest floor, infusions of fresh herbs and spicy cedar. Polished tannins. Concludes vibrant and fresh with a long juicy red fruited aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

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    Love the tannin structure of this wine. It feels both perfumed and inlaid with fruit, but more impressively it sheets across the wine in a wide spread, integrated and balanced while at the same time being assertive. It gives the wine a bit of class, not that it lacked it in the first place. This is a polished release, with varietal red berried fruit flavours splashed with earth, chicory and dry spice. It’s ultra primary now, as you’d expect, but it feels settled, and so it’s already drinking well. Fruit and the formation of tannin here though are its main quality markers. Drink 2023-2029+
    93+ points
    Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front

    Arrives as a fully fledged pinot noir, complex and intriguing. Starts with a wealth of dark fruits, forest floor, bracken, earthy notes and woodsy spice, before launching into a sweeping, textural palate, glossy and even. Oak adds some extra creamy, spicy complexity and, boy, it runs long. Drink by 2029.
    95 points
    Jeni Port - James Hallidays Australian Wine Companion

    2020 Caroline Morey Chassagne Montrachet Les Champs Gains Rouge Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $199. 00 Bottle
    $2388.00 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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    Medium depth of youthful purple. The nose is really interesting with raspberry and strawberry but with a complex interaction, continuing on the palate with slightly firm tannins which will clearly meld in better with only a little more elevage. Very long finish, firm character here.
    91-94 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

    2020 Caroline Morey Beaune Les Greves Rouge Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $199. 00 Bottle
    $2388.00 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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    A slightly lighter purple, very slightly more sombre, not quite enough stuffing of fruit for the firm and even slightly bitter tannins. An attractive wine that does not quiet achieve definitive Grèves class.
    89-91 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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    2021 Catlin Pudding and Pie Pinot Noir
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $26. 99 Bottle
    $323.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2022-2026)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Semi translucent ruby red colour with a light red hue. A fragrant mix of red cherry, violets and red raspberries drift from the glass followed by some spicy dried herb and meaty notes. Light in body the red fruited palate has a youthful freshness to it with notions of dried herbs, forest floor and spice also evident. Lively acidity with polished tannins and a savoury aftertaste that has a juicy edge to it.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

    2019 Charles Van Canneyt Bourgogne
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $64. 99 Bottle
    $779.88 Dozen
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Cork

    Charles Van Canneyt is the current winemaker at the iconic Domaine Hudelot-Noellat in Vougeot, 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, and makes the wines at a separate facility in Beaune. 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.

    Always a wine that over delivers on the appellation, Charles' 2019 Bourgogne Rouge is a particularly impressive example with deep and generous fruit supported by fine structure.

    2019 Charles Van Canneyt Morey Saint Denis
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $199. 00 Bottle
    $2388.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Charles Van Canneyt is the current winemaker at the iconic Domaine Hudelot-Noellat in Vougeot, 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, and makes the wines at a separate facility in Beaune. 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.

    2019 Charles Van Canneyt Gevrey Chambertin Les Fontenys Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $370. 00 Bottle
    $4440.00 Dozen
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Cork

    Charles Van Canneyt is the current winemaker at the iconic Domaine Hudelot-Noellat in Vougeot, 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, and makes the wines at a separate facility in Beaune. 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.

    Les Fontenys is one of the more interesting of the Gevrey Premier Cru vineyards, allowing for wines with powerful fruit that still retains an air of elegance.

    2019 Charles Van Canneyt Chambolle-Musigny Aux Echanges Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $370. 00 Bottle
    $4440.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Charles Van Canneyt is the current winemaker at the iconic Domaine Hudelot-Noellat in Vougeot, 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, and makes the wines at a separate facility in Beaune. 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.

    Located between the Premier Cru vineyards of Aux Combottes and Aux Beaux Bruns, roughly one third of this vineyard is classified as Premier Cru and has been owned by Domaine Leymarie-Ceci since 1976. That domaine does not bottle much itself, and this plot is more widely seen in negociant bottlings such as this from Charles Van Canneyt.

    2019 Charles Van Canneyt Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $940. 00 Bottle
    $11280.00 Dozen
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Cork

    Charles Van Canneyt is the current winemaker at the iconic Domaine Hudelot-Noellat in Vougeot, 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, and makes the wines at a separate facility in Beaune. 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.

    At their best, Charmes-Chambertin wines display concentrated plump red fruit, and all the power and persistence expected of Grand Cru status, while perhaps a step down in complexity of the finest vineyards of this commune.

    2019 Charles Van Canneyt Chambertin Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $1549. 00 Bottle
    $18588.00 Dozen
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Cork

    Charles Van Canneyt is the current winemaker at the iconic Domaine Hudelot-Noellat in Vougeot, 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, and makes the wines at a separate facility in Beaune. 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.

    Together Chambertin and Chambertin Clos des Beze form the heart of the Gevrey Chambertin village. While differences between the two can vary more with producer input than purely from vineyard geography, generally Chambertin is considered as producing more robust wines that require longer to show its hand, while Clos des Beze is often more giving and pretty in its youth.

    2019 Charles Van Canneyt Chambertin Clos des Beze Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $1549. 00 Bottle
    $18588.00 Dozen
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Cork

    Charles Van Canneyt is the current winemaker at the iconic Domaine Hudelot-Noellat in Vougeot, 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, and makes the wines at a separate facility in Beaune. 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.

    Together Chambertin and Chambertin Clos des Beze form the heart of the Gevrey Chambertin village. While differences between the two can vary more with producer input than purely from vineyard geography, generally Chambertin is considered as producing more robust wines that require longer to show its hand, while Clos des Beze is often more giving and pretty in its youth.

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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 Vougeot, 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, and makes the wines at a separate facility in Beaune. 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

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    2018 Chartley Estate Pinot Noir
    Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
    $42. 99 Bottle
    $515.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Deep dark red in colour with black tinged edges and a bright red hue. Rising out of the glass are scents of violets, dark cherries and anise which are accompanied by toasty cedar, forest floor and fresh herbs. Rich spicy dark cherry and anise flavours carry good weight across the palate with notions of spicy cedar, forest floor and herbs lying underneath. Excellent power with a sturdy yet fine grained tannin structure. The conclusion long and expansive.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 14%

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    2020 Clarence House Estate Pinot Noir
    Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 13.3%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Clarence House Estate’s small vineyard is located just north of Hobart on a perfectly positioned north-east facing slope. The talented Anna Pooley from Pooley wines the contracted winemaker. 2020 was a classic Tasmanian vintage, a long, dry, cool growing season saw fruit picked at optimal physiological ripeness.  The Estate blend comprises fruit from all three pinot blocks, utilizing five different clones with harvest occurring over two weeks. Wild fermented with a small portion of whole bunch (5%), the wine was aged in a combination of new (10%) and old French oak barriques and puncheons for a period of 10 months.

    A delicious Tassie Pinot that’s light, lithe, energetic and powerful.

    Semi translucent red to dark red colour with a bright purple red hue. Captivating the olfactory senses are enchanting aromatics of violet, cherry, strawberry and wild herbs that show a perfumed like intensity. Hints of incense, forest floor and spice also chime in to add further nuance. Charming the palate is a cascading wave of delicious ripe red cherry and strawberry fruits. Light in body but not lacking in power, it has a slippery feel with infusions of wild herbs, forest floor and subtle spicy cedar presenting themselves on the back half. Polished tannins with fresh acidity lending energy to a long-finessed conclusion.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 13.3%

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    2017 Cloudy Bay Te Wahi Pinot Noir
    Central Otago, NEW ZEALAND
    $110. 00 Bottle
    $1320.00 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%

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    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%
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    2021 Clyde Park Locale Pinot Noir
    Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2022-2027)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Semi translucent red to dark red colour with black shaded edges and a bright, light red hue. Fragrant red cherry, violet and winter strawberry scents blossom out of the glass with hints of anise, forest floor and fresh herbs also chiming in. Delicious red cherry and strawberry fruits are underpinned by lively acidity. Subtle notions of forest floor, fresh herbs and spicy cedar lie underneath. Polished feel with well integrated, finely grained tannins. Finishes fresh with a savoury red fruited aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 13%

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    2020 Coombe Tribute Series Pinot Noir
    Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $39. 99 Bottle
    $479.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2021-2026)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Fermented with 25% whole bunch fruit matured in a combination of new and 1 year old French oak barrels for 11 months. Semi translucent dark red colour with a subtle shade of black around the edges and a crimson hue. Fragrant violet, red cherry and subtle rhubarb aromas meet up with toasty cedar, forest floor and spicy fresh herb notes. Light and elegant, savoury red cherry fruits are underpinned by spicy cedar, forest floor and infusions of fresh herbs. Bright acidity and fine grained tannins with a moderately powered finish.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

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    2018 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir
    Martinborough, NEW ZEALAND
    $49. 99 Bottle
    $599.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2021-2026)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Twenty five percent whole bunch fruit was included with maturation taking in French oak barriques (22% new) for a period of 9 months. Dark red in colour with black tinged edges and a semi translucent dark red hue. Filling the nostrils are intense spicy dark cherry, plum and strawberry aromas which are interwoven with anise, forest floor and dried herb notes. Generous dark cherry, plum and anise flavours have a fleshy textural feel with notions of earth, spicy cedar and infusions of fresh herbs lying underneath. Nicely balanced fresh acidity combines with a refined tannin profile. Finishes with a savoury aftertaste that has a sense of elegance to it.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 13%
    Other Reviews….
    Attractive red-cherry, pot-pourri and rose aromas with gingerbread, too. The palate has a supple, juicy red-cherry core with a smooth-honed, long and focused finish. Upbeat. Drink now. Screw cap.
    93 points
    JamesSuckling.com

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    2021 Craigie Knowe White Label Pinot Noir
    Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2022-2026)
    ABV: 13.8%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Semi translucent dark red colour with black shaded edges and a dark red hue. Violet, dark cherry and plum aromas are delivered with a perfumed like intensity. Infusions of fresh herbs, subtle forest floor and delicate spicy anise notes follow. Juicy and vibrant in its feel, delicious dark cherry, wild strawberry and plum fruits are cast across the palate with spicy anise and infusions of fresh herbs lying underneath. Supple on entry it finishes bright and fresh. Polished tannins with a long energetically fruited aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 13.8%

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    2019 Craigie Knowe Estate Pinot Noir
    Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
    $37. 99 Bottle
    $455.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Located on the Freycinet coast of Tasmania, Craigie Knowe Vineyard was first planted in 1979 by then Hobart dentist John Austwick. Matured for 10 months in French oak barriques, 25% of which were new. Deep dark red core with black shaded edges and a dark red hue. Stirring aromas of ripe dark cherries, strawberries and anise fill the nostrils followed by dried herb, earthy forest floor and spicy cedar notes. The rich, mid weighted palate is flooded with generous dark cherry, ripe strawberry and subtle anise flavours which are expansive and supple in their feel. Silky smooth tannins with dried herb, forest floor and spicy cedar elements adding complexity to the back half. Concludes long and ripe yet also retains a sense of freshness.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

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    2019 Crittenden Estate Peninsula Pinot Noir
    Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2022-2027)
    ABV: 13.2%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Semi translucent dark red colour with black shaded edges and a light red hue. Fragrant violet and red to dark cherry scents intermix with forest floor, fresh herbs and spicy cedar. Light and savoury the palate features red cherry and subtle rhubarb flavours over a back drop of forest floor, dried herbs and spicy cedar. Fine grained tannins finishing refined and fresh.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 13.2%

    Other Reviews…..
    This sits in the right place. It shows off lovely varietal aromas and flavours as much as the region. It's juicy and bright, works off a medium-bodied frame full of cherries and spiced strawberries. Tannins are soft and so too the acidity. A pinot for today. Drink by 2026.
    93 points
    Jane Faulkner – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

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    2021 Crittenden Estate Geppetto Pinot Noir
    Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $23. 99 Bottle
    $287.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2022-2026)
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Semi translucent dark red colour with black tinged edges and a light red hue. Red to dark cherry and winter strawberry scents intermingle with forest floor, meaty notes and spicy cedar. Smooth on entry with delicious dark cherry and strawberry fruits melding into a savoury back drop of forest floor and dried meats. Spicy finish with fine grained tannins and a medium to long aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 14%

    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)

    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 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 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.

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    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)

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    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)

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    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%
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    2021 Dexter Pinot Noir
    Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $54. 99 Bottle
    $659.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2022-2030)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Todd Dexter is probably best known for his work alongside Brian Stonier at Stonier wines where during his 10 year stint as chief winemaker the brand was propelled into Mornington Peninsula’s most famous label. Todd and his wife Debbie purchased a vineyard site in 1987 where they planted their first 1.6 hectares of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir but it wasn’t until the mid 2000’s that the first wine was released under the Dexter label.

    A superb Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir, powerful and expansive yet also delightfully fresh.

    From an excellent vintage, the 2021 Pinot was matured in French oak puncheons (25% new, 15% second use and 60% older) for a period of 9 months. Vibrant red to dark red colour with black shaded edges and a crimson red hue. Perfumed scents of violets, red cherries and strawberries are intermeshed with hints of anise, fresh herbs and light forest floor. Uber delicious and super long, the palate is beautifully detailed with succulent red to dark cherry and strawberry fruits which are both expansive and supple in their feel. Notions of anise, forest floor, subtle game, infusions of fresh herbs and delicate spicy cedar characters elegantly float through the back half. Terrific fruit purity and power combine with polished tannins and a delightful freshness to form a very long and moreish finish.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

    Other Reviews....
    A lovely pinot that sits comfortably in its light- to mid-weighted palate, filled with juicy cherries, a squeeze of blood orange plus a pleasing savoury overlay. Lots of heady spices and a hint of eucalyptus/native mint. The oak is tucked in nicely, with supple tannins. There's nothing else to do but to pour it. Now.
    Drink by 2031.
    95 points
    Jane Faulkner - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion

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    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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    2019 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Le Corton Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $350. 00 Bottle
    $4200.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    An overtly floral nose reflects notes of rose petal, lavender, acacia and violet along with nuances of red and black fruit, earth and a whiff of forest floor. There is excellent intensity, size, weight and power to the attractively textured big-bodied flavors that brim with minerality on the caressing but punchy finale. This beautifully balanced effort is in the classic mold of this wine as it's very clearly built for the long haul and again, I would suggest not touching this wine for at least a decade and two decades would not be much of a surprise. Drink 2036+.
    93-95 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    The 2019 Le Corton Grand Cru confirms its superb showing from barrel, blossoming in the glass with scents of wild berries, peonies, violets, blood orange and warm spices. Medium to full-bodied, sumptuous and enveloping, with melting tannins, beautiful purity of fruit and lively balancing acids, it's long and perfumed, concluding with a saline, rose-inflected finish. I have never tasted a Corton from Bouchard that was so good, so young. Drink 2022 - 2060.
    94 points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Oct 2021)

    The 2019 Le Corton Grand Cru includes 30% whole cluster, which is quite evident – maybe too evident – on the nose at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, and quite pure and focused, offering dark berry fruit laced with cedar toward the structured and rather saturnine finish. Broody – it will require patience. Drink 2025 - 2040.
    90-92 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Powerful yet sleek with effusive, ripe black-cherry character. Silky front palate, then the serious tannins come through. No hint of the rusticity and edginess that you sometimes get from this appellation. More than enough fruit to make a completely convincing package. Bold finish. Drink or hold.
    95 points
    Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com

    Brilliant purple, not too deep. Sweetly perfumed, red fruit style, with a burst of concentration shortly after the wine hits the mouth. Picked early, raspberry and strawberry fruit, Frédéric Weber played with more whole bunch and that has worked. “Le Corton is usually Cistercian, but we had to save it from over ripeness”, he explained.
    92-95 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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    2019 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $199. 00 Bottle
    $2388.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    There is a suggestion of herbal tea on the exuberantly spicy aromas of red and dark raspberry along with a hint of violet. There is a wonderful texture to the classy and beautifully well-detailed middle weight flavors that brim with both minerality and dry extract before culminating in a compact, serious and built-to-age finish. This too could use better depth but the underlying material, and this wine's consistently outstanding track record, bodes well for the future. One to strongly consider. Drink 2031+.
    92-95 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    The 2019 Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot has turned out beautifully, wafting from the glass with a deep-pitched bouquet of wild berries and plums mingled with raw cocoa, peonies and subtle hints of spice. Medium to full-bodied, rich and layered, it's seamless and complete, with a deep core of fruit and velvety structuring tannins. Drink 2023 - 2059.
    93+ points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Oct 2021)

    The 2019 Volnay Les Caillerets "Ancienne Cuvée Carnot" 1er Cru is a mixture of red and black fruit on the nose, quite floral in style, well defined and showing more joie-de-vivre than the Chevrets. The medium-bodied palate is silky-smooth with supple tannins and flecks of dark chocolate toward the finish. Moderate depth and persistence. This Les Caillerets needs time in bottle. Drink 2024 - 2040.
    90-92 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    This a firm and pretty red with a solid tannin backbone to the medium body. Ripe fruit with some walnut, tobacco, and floral undertones. It’s long and flavorful. Balanced and firm. Classic style. Drink in 2025.
    95 points
    Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com

    Rich deep purple, slightly richer plum nose, sweet dark fruit, very powerful, almost too much. Dark black cherry with lush raspberry alongside. This is something of a fruit bomb at the moment, but will merit a higher rating if it refines and gains gravitas during the rest of the elevage.
    90-93 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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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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