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2015 Santolin Willowlake Vineyard Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$39. 99
$479.88 Dozen
Minimum 12 bottles
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2022-2023)
ABV: 13%
Closure: Stelvin

Matured in French oak (30% new) with 15% whole bunch inclusion. Semi translucent bright dark red colour with a light red hue. The nose show good lift with obvious whole bunch aromatics of dried clove sitting over dark cherries, strawberries, faint sour cherries, some earthy meatiness and spice. Light in body with a sense of vibrancy and reasonably good power the palate features flavours of red and sour cherries along with strawberries infused with dried cloves and other herbs over a backdrop of earthy dried meats and spice. Lively acidity and fine grained tannins with an aftertaste of spicy red cherries, sour cherries, strawberries, earthy cedar and a touch of meatiness.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Alc. 13%

Other Reviews…
Willowlake Vineyard is the oldest Upper Yarra Valley vineyard, and produces grapes of high quality. The difference between the vinification of this wine and that of Syme is 50% lower whole bunch inclusion and the use of cold soak. The bouquet is very fragrant, almost scented, with a spray of red fruits, sous bois and spice. This lovely pinot glides along and across the palate, thence into the aftertaste. Drink by 2030.
96 points
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion