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2017 Moondarra Studebaker Pinot Noir

$34. 99
$419.88 Dozen
Minimum 12 bottles
Cellar: Drink now (2019)
ABV: 13%
Closure: Stelvin
Semi translucent brick red colour with a light brick red hue. The nose displays aromas of red and sour cherries intermixed with some rhubarb followed by dried herb and spicy cedar notes. Light in body and very supple in the mouth, the palate is elegantly flavoured with red to sour cherries, ripe rhubarb, traces of leather, forest floor and light spicy herbs. Velvet smooth tannins and bright acidity concluding with a savoury medium length aftertaste.
Drink now.
Alc. 13%

Other Reviews….
It’s been a while between Moondarras and Studebakers but here’s one. Always idiosyncratic wines, and talking points, from a winemaker with a left-of-centre approach. Don’t be bored, ever, they shout.
What a start! Ferrous, warm asphalt, earthy notes, manure even, an extreme and exotic direction of reduction awaits on first sniff. Let it lie and there’s beautiful cherry and rose hip tea scents, similar in the palate which is more yielding in first minutes, tightened by light yet lacy tannins, following through a sinewy and long finish. It’s a very beautiful wine past the reduction, but that might be beauty too. I love this. This is great.
94 points
Mike Bennie – The Wine Front