2023 William Downie Gippsland Pinot Noir
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  • Biodynamic

2023 William Downie Gippsland Pinot Noir

Gippsland, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$59. 99
$719.88 Dozen
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Diam Cork

The 2023 Gippsland is a blend of fruit grown in the Matthews vineyard at Berrys Creeks and the Manilla vineyard in Neerim South. The Matthews vineyard, planted on red volcanic soil in 1998, is a cool, damp site where the vines grow thick, lush canopies. The Manilla vineyard, planted with MV6 vines in 1983, also has red volcanic soil that faces slightly south towards the Tarago reservoir.
Alc. 12.5%

Other Reviews....
The intriguing 2023 Pinot Noir Gippsland, off volcanic soils, is classic Gippsland. It offers up layers of dark earth and spices (fennel seed and roasted star anise), well supported by a core of dark cherry and older oak. Despite the lower 12.5% alcohol, there is good upfront volume of flavor, softening through to spicy tobacco tones. It finishes with silky tannins and impressive length. Drink 2024 - 2030.
92 Points
Angus Hughson - Antonio Galloni's Vinous

A danker, more resinous expression of medium-bodied pinot noir, befitting the volcanic soils of Gippsland. Darker than its Mornington sibling, exuding hints of blood plums, sarsaparilla and sandalwood along a frame of well-hewn woodsy tannins. A beautiful wine, crafted with a deft touch, as is the wont of Bill Downie. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
94 Points
Ned Goodwin MW - JamesSuckling.com