5 Stars & 98/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, November 2019 (2017 Vintage) "Offering graceful power and immense complexity, the wine shows dark cherry, dark mushroom, floral, fragrant spice and toasted almond characters on the nose with nuances of charcuterie and floral. It’s elegant and sophisticated on the palate with exceptional depth and concentration, seamlessly structured by silky tannins, finishing impressively long and engaging." 98/100 Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com, October 2019 (2017 Vintage) "Really pristine fruit aromas here with such pure, ripe red cherries and roses, as well as gently earthy and spicy nuances. Very fresh, precisely...
Bob Campbell MW 95 points Dry-farmed, north facing slope in the Southern Valleys, 50% whole-clusters. Delicious pinot noir with violet, wild flowers, sweet dark cherry, raspberry and spicy oak flavours. An ethereal, silken texture is even more impressive than the wines appealing and complex aromatics. Dangerously accessible now. 21/8/2019 - Drink 2019 to 2025 (#3 of 101 2017 Pinot Noir from Marlborough) Cameron Douglas MS 96 points. Delicate, perfumed, floral and varietal. Aromas of light fruits of cherry and strawberry, a touch of plum, red apple skin and a quiet detailed savoury core. Complex and complete on the palate with flavours that...
Wine Front 93 points. The vineyard (planted on original rootstock in 2001) is located in the heart of the Western District Farming country, approximately 150 kilometers south-west of Melbourne. The soils across the slope of the site are a mixture of grey sandy clay loams at the south end to dark brown loams with fragments of buckshot and quartz gravels towards the north. All with underlying brown to yellow clays. Overall the soils remain very moist throughout the year because of the clay based soil profile and annual rainfall of 885mm, resulting in the very attractive damp earthiness character in the fruit and wine. Nick Farr has been taking...
ACCOLADES Cameron Douglas MS 93pts Wine Orbit 93 pts 5 stars Raymond Chan 5 stars Peter Saunders 5 Stars Sydney International Wine Competition 2017 (AUS) –Blue Gold. TASTING NOTES: The 2013 Pinot Noir is the perfect example of Drumsara Wines’ Terroir, expressing dark and wild fruits of the forest; cherry, plum and strawberry, with an underlying hint of spices. The palate abounds in deep fruits, supplemented by vanilla beans and cocoa. The fine grained tanins and lively acidity give the wine great length and aging potential. Enjoy now thru 2020. . Anthony Worch Winemaker
Bob Campbell MW 95 points, Falstaff Magazine 95 points. #Dryriver
James Suckling 95 points, James Halliday 96 points. A finely textured and delicious pinot with ripe-strawberry and floral aromas and flavors. Medium body. Fine tannins. Flavorful finish. Always a gem. Drink or hold. JS.
(BC 96) Bob Campbell 96: "..Made from grapes grown in the upper slopes (420m) of the Bendigo sub-region. Rich, dense pinot noir with dark-fleshed plum, dark cherries, wood smoke, old leather and liquorice flavours...."
Tim Atkin MW 93 points. This wine has a lovely luminosity – the colour is bright crimson. The nose has delicate earthy aromas combined with red and dark berry flavours which follow through to the palate where they combine with interesting savoury notes and just a touch of oak on the finish. #SAFA
Wine Advocate 90 points. The 2017 La Pineta shows a dark and almost spicy side of this fragile Burgundian grape. The combined heat and dry conditions of this vintage have together shaped a concentrated and rich Pinot Nero. I thought the 2016 vintage was too ripe, but ironically that was a cooler vintage than 2017 was. This hot vintage expression, on the other hand, shows careful harmony and deft management when it comes to that dark fruit concentration. Dark cherry and cassis are followed by nicely integrated acidity. Cue it up with a Peking duck. Only 6,000 bottles were made. ML Sept 2019. La Pineta (100% Pinot Nero) is created with the...
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