2022 Cobaw Ridge High Density Pinot Noir
  • 95
  • Biodynamic

2022 Cobaw Ridge High Density Pinot Noir

Macedon Ranges, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$135. 00
$1620.00 Dozen
ABV: 13%
Closure: Diam Cork

Situated 610 meters above sea level and overseeing Central Victoria, the Cobaw Ridge vines thrive in the granite-rich mountain soil, working hard to produce well-balanced grapes. This unique site's challenges, combined with the Cooper's dedication to sustainable and natural practices, result in wines that truly reflect their origin and time. No additives, fining, filtration, or stabilization are applied, except for minimal sulphites before bottling.
This is the first standalone release from a vineyard planted in 2011, with a density of just under 7000 vines per hectare. It comprises various clones, including 777, Q390-02, Pommard, Able, 115, and MV6. In this vintage, 5% whole bunch and 35% new oak were used. It offers a richer expression compared to the 'Original Black,' emphasizing dark fruits like cherry and plum. The wine has a remarkable density complemented by a touch of spice and savory details. The palate showcases a delicate core with a smooth flow of fruits.

Other Reviews....
This is a first release from this pocket of Cobaw Ridge’s higher density plantings, as the name says. Sees 25% new oak.
A strange mix of brooding, black fruited feel and this ethereal lift and purity. Has me in a spin, and delighted. Moreish red of dark cherry scents, sarsaparilla, terracotta, slightly coconut thing going on, curiously. Very, very satisfying wine here is the message. Lots of flavour, lots of pizzazz. Feels bolder in a way, but delivers so much character and a kind of eyes rolled back in head pleasure. What a treat. Drink 2023 - 2032.
95 Points
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front