2015 Estate Pinot Noir

Retail
$50.00
Varieties
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2015
Country
Australia
Region
Adelaide Hills
Alcohol
14%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Description

The 2015 growing season in the Adelaide Hills delivered excellent ripening conditions, with warm days resulting in great flavour development and cool nights ensuring good retention of acid.

Starting in the first week of March, this was our earliest vintage on record and despite modest yields, the consistency in temperature and fruit ripening resulted in a vintage of outstanding quality.

This Estate Pinot Noir was matured predominantly in old French oak and of our five preferred Estate clones, the two Martini clones contributed to almost half of the blend with the remainder from D5Vl2, MV6 and 777.

Winemaker Stephen George has said, “The consistency in temperature and fruit ripening has resulted in a vintage of outstanding quality”. 

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Professional Reviews

“Deep-ish red with a healthy tinge of purple; dark cherry aromas, rich and ripe, fruit-driven with abundant spice, nettle characters and deep, powerful, concentrated flavour which lasts long on the palate. Big attack, impressive wine, and great value at this cellar door price.”

Huon Hooke
HuonHooke.com - Professional

95

“Tremendous concentration and classic fragrant lift – this is a Burgundy-slayer! Has just enough earthy funk on the palate to give interest without compromising the fruit. Absolutely divine – has not just the nose and palate of great Pinot Noir, but the soul too.”

Richard Hemming MW
JancisRobinson.com - Professional

18

"Matured in French oak, predominantly used. The two Martini clones of the five estate clones contributed almost 50% of the wine. The garnet-red hue introduces a wine with the distinctive complexity of the Adelaide Hills, with savoury/earthy/spicy overtones to the plummy fruit."

James Halliday
JamesHalliday.com - Professional

94


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