2018 Nintingbool Vineyard Pinot Noir
Matured in predominately in older French oak barrels. Dark red core with black tinged edges and a dark red hue. Fragrant aromas of ripe dark cherries, plum and anise meld into subtle spicy cedar and fresh herb notes. Delicious dark cherry, plum and wild strawberry fruits flood the mouth with anise, spicy cedar and infusions of fresh herbs lying underneath. Supplely textured it has superb power, silky tannins and a long intensely flavoured finish.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
In the style of previous releases with its distinctive firm, linear structure and cool, leafy, herbals, but showing more depth of flavour and intensity. The 2018 year seems to have been very kind. Brambly, dark berry fruits, wood smoke, earth notes, deep spice, with a spray of fine tannins from edge to edge. A work of some complexity. Drink by 2027.
Jeni Port – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion