2021 Principia Altior Pinot Noir
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2021 Principia Altior Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$59. 99
$719.88 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2028-2029)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Stelvin

Matured in French oak for approximately 18 months. Deep, slightly cloudy, dark red core with black toned edges and a red to dark red hue. Expressive violet top notes are followed by a mix of sour to red cherry, winter strawberry, hints of stalky cedar, fresh herbs and delicate forest floor scents. Light, fresh and savoury the elegant palate features sour to red cherry and winter strawberry fruits over infusions of herbs, stalky characters, forest floor and spicy cedar. Fine grained tannins and lively acidity lead into an energetic finish.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Alc. 14%

Other Reviews….
No Altior was made in ’20, so welcome back. It’s a clonal and barrel selection: 10 barrels chosen this vintage with about 40% new French oak, which is pared back from previous vintages and it's all the better for it. A mass of dark cherries and plums, licorice-infused rhubarb, cedary spices and more besides. Full bodied and finely tuned yet rich and replete with supple tannins and a long thread of acidity tying everything up neatly. Drink by 2035.
96 Points
Jane Faulkner – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion