The bouquet is a mix of red fruit blossom, symbiotically joined to the berry flavours of the palate. It is a wine of exquisite purity and detail - and as befits a Pinot of this quality, the palate is very long, the peacock's tail opening on the finish. 98 points, James Halliday, Wine Companion Mike Bennie 96+
Landing 19 DECEMBER Platinum Medal, 97 points, Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018. Winemaking - Approximately 10% whole-bunch clusters were included in some of the ferments. After fermentation the wine is tasted daily to assess the tannin development and is left on the skins for extended time. Maturation for ten months in 20% tight-grain French oak. Youthful aromatic expressions of sweet red cherries, mulberries and plums lead to a complex and lingering palate. The oak is light and subtle to complement the fine grained tannins and supple acidity.
AVAILABLE NOW LAST STOCKS EVER James Halliday 97 Nick and Gary Farr stand side by side, but aren’t afraid to go head-to-head when their opinions differ. Each generation has developed a distinctive winemaking style based on his individual experience and taste, and their respective lines—By Farr by Gary, and Farr Rising by Nick—have received critical acclaim both in Australia and overseas. The Sangreal vineyard was planted in 1994, making it our oldest vineyard. It lies on a north-facing slope and the soil composition is bluestone and overlaying limestone, with red ironstone colouring the surface. This is unlike our other vineyards,...
LANDING MONDAY 3 DECEMBER 2018 The Farr Rising pinot vineyard was planted in 2001 using a large mixture of rootstocks, but only three clones—MV6, 114 and 115. It is a very exposed and hungry north-facing slope, consisting of grey sandy loam mixed with an ironstone pebble (buckshot) at the top. This leads into black volcanic soil over limestone at the bottom of the vineyard. The fruit is hand harvested, and then sorted in the vineyard. The fruit is fermented in an open-top fermenter, and an average 60 to 70 per cent of it is destemmed. The wine is placed in 20 to 30 per cent new Allier barrels by gravity. It is racked by gas after secondary...
LANDING MONDAY 3RD DECEMBER No more stock available after this case. "Ripe, dense and fairly deep-coloured Pinot Noir with dark-fleshed plum, dark cherry, violet and liquorice flavours plus a hint of rhubarb on the aroma. Clearly a very complex wine that won’t reveal its full potential for a few years yet. I particularly like the wine’s silken texture and almost chewy body." Bob Campbell. 99/100.
AVAILABLE NOW Bob Campbell 97 points, James Suckling 96 points. Located in Marlborough, New Zealand's premium wine growing region, Dog Point Vineyards produce wines that respect the natural integrity of the land from which they are made and, reflect the experience and passion of the people that make them. Rich, concentrated pinot noir with ripe plum, black cherry, liquorice, spice, anise and nutty oak flavours. A powerful wine that's a pleasure to taste now but has the potential to develop well in bottle. Drink 2017 to 2025. Rating: 97 Points; Bob Campbell MW Impressive red-cherry aromas precede great depth and structured, handy tannins that...
James Halliday 96 Halliday Top Ten for Ten Years in a Row,,,, Nick and Gary Farr stand side by side, but aren’t afraid to go head-to-head when their opinions differ. Each generation has developed a distinctive winemaking style based on his individual experience and taste, and their respective lines—By Farr by Gary, and Farr Rising by Nick—have received critical acclaim both in Australia and overseas. The Farrside vineyard sits on a northeast-facing slope and consists of limestone topped with black volcanic soil. The vines were planted in 2001 and run east-west to protect the fruit from overexposure to the sun. The clones are a mixture...
"Haze of cherry, sweet maraschino cherry, faint fennel, sniff of briar, exotic spice, touch of vanilla bean, but sweet as all that sounds, it’s more amaro sour-sweet than anything. And superb. Such volume of perfume too. Palate has an almost tactile white pepper dusting, feathery and suede tannins build that tactile feel, the wine draws long on an sleek elastic band of juicy, bright cherry fruit, that spice, glossy acidity. It sits in palate even, fine, long, restrained, finessed. Cashmere on the tongue. Far out." 96 points, Mike Bennie. OTHER ACCOLADES: Trophy (Best Pinot Noir) and Top Gold, 2016 Yarra Valley Wine Show 97 points James...
Neudorf 'Tom's Block' Pinot Noir 2014. "Quite a complex bouquet of red berry fruits laced with a silty mineral almost stony mineral layer; almost sweet new oak layer with a layer of spice and intensity; overall a complete and generous Pinot Noir bouquet. On the palate - crisp, youthful, fruity, firm and dry; flavours of ripe cherry and cranberry with layers of oak spice, medium tannins and plenty of acidity. Still very youthful with enough poise and tension to make me want to try this wine again in a year. Decant for service now or cellar through 2017 then try again. 91 Points" — Cameron Douglas MS Neudorf Tom’s Block Pinot Noir 2014...
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 fruit from the site...
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