2022 In Dreams Pinot Noir
Semi translucent dark red colour with black shaded edges and a vibrant red hue. Blossoming from the glass are perfumed like scents of violet, red cherry, strawberry and anise followed by forest floor and spicy cedar notes. Light, vibrant and supple across the palate, juicy red cherry and strawberry fruits are to the fore with subtle anise, forest floor and spicy cedar elements linger underneath. Polished tannins with a savoury red fruited conclusion.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
Mainly whole berries with around 10% whole bunches. Matured in French oak (10% new) for 10 months. A medium, bright cherry red. An immediately attractive bouquet offering an array of spices to go with the sour cherry and raspberry fruit aromas. Even better on the energetic palate, which is medium bodied, with both bright acidity and fine-grained tannins giving the wine freshness and structure. Definitely over-delivers at this modest price point for good quality Yarra Pinot. Drink by 2028.
Philip Rich - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion