2019 Crittenden Estate Peninsula Pinot Noir
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.
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.
Jane Faulkner – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion