2022 Cobaw Ridge Original Block Pinot Noir
  • 94
  • Biodynamic

2022 Cobaw Ridge Original Block Pinot Noir

Macedon Ranges, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$99. 99
$1199.88 Dozen
ABV: 12.7%
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.
Named after the original Pinot Noir vines planted in 1995 on the property, this wine is crafted from clones 114, 115, and MV6. It has a super-fine and delicate style with concentration and intensity, driven by red fruits with a touch of black. The wine features layers of spice and herbs, with only 5% whole bunch and 25% new oak in this vintage.

Other Reviews....
From the 1995 plantings on the Cobaw Ridge, biodynamic farmed estate. Sees 25% new oak in seasoning. An amazing place for vineyards, way up there at Cobaw.
Serious pinot noir here. Has a strong currency in perfume of rich, cherry fruit characters, cinnamon spice, a bit of eucalyptus, pleasingly so, caraway seed in there, some maraschino. Good sniffs. Serious structure in the palate, ribbons of really lacy, fine, grainy tannin, superb and long here. More sour/black cherry fruit character to taste, some minty/sage leaf herbal notes too, faintly barnyard and forest floor notes in there too. Brooding in a way too. Delights. Drink 2023 - 2035.
94+ Points
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front