2022 Indigo Beechworth Pinot Noir
Semi translucent bright red colour with a light red hue. Spicy red cherry, winter strawberry and rhubarb scents mix with dried herb and forest floor notes. Light in body, red cherry and strawberry fruits make a supple entrance followed by some delicate dried herb, forest floor and spicy cedar characters. Good freshness with polished tannins. The mid length finish savoury and elegant.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Shiraz and pinot noir duke it out for top red wine spot in Beechworth and they're hard to separate, especially in a year like 2022. Pinot shines here, quite literally, in glistening red cherry hues. The scent is aromatic and sweet in wild raspberry, cherry, plum, clove. Combines a purity of fruit with a touch of earthy, leafy savouriness, bringing added depth to the palate. Structurally firm and well-textured, it remains fresh, full of energy. It should do well in the journey ahead. Drink by 2030.
Jeni Port – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion