Raymond Chan 18.5/20.
Even ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter on the rim with slight garnet hues. The nose is full,
broad and voluminous with deep and complex aromas of savoury dark-red berry fruits melded with
dried herbs and whole bunch stalk detail, along with nuances of undergrowth, earth and mushroom
suggestions. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly concentrated with rich and sweet flavours
of savoury red berry fruit interwoven with layers of complex dried herbs, whole bunch stalk detail
and notes of undergrowth. The flavours unfold to fill the mouth, and are supported by fine-grained
tannin extraction. This has fresh, lacy acidity and some underlying alcohol drive that carries the
wine to a long, lingering, savoury and complex finish. This is a sweetly rich Pinot Noir with
complex flavours of savoury red fruits, dried herbs and undergrowth on a finely extracted, lively
palate. Match with game meat and casseroles over the next 5-6+ years. Clones 114, 115, 667, 777,
5 and Abel from the ‘Home Block’, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with 20%
whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine on skins for 3 weeks and aged 12 months in 30% new
French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. 18.5-/20 Apr 2017
This is our main Pinot Noir with all single estate fruit. The wine underwent maceration and fermentation for approximately three weeks, 20% as whole bunch. The wine is than aged 30% in new french barriques with the balance in saisoned oak for 12 month. This wine has been bottles unfined and unfiltered.
A beautifully styled Pinot Noir. Bright garnet colour with aromas of violets, nougat, herbs & spice, sweet cherry & plum follow with savoury textures, fine tannins a touch of vanillin oak and a long balanced finish.