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Pinot Noir 2017

Layered flavours of red cherry, spice and plum are superbly balanced with French oak, giving length to the finish.

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Region Adelaide Hills
Colour At release, the wine is a bright red with a vibrant purple hue.
Nose The wine has enticing, lifted fruit aromas of red currant and cherry fruits with a touch of spice and a very subtle minty, menthol character.
Palate The wine is medium-bodied with flavours of ripe cherry and fresh, light red berry fruits along with savoury toast and sweet spice characters. The palate is sublimely soft and silky. Subtle oak characters of cinnamon and cedar add to the overall complexity of this fruit-driven wine.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a short term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 14
Acid: 5.47
Residual Sugar: 0.6
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Light
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2018
  • China Wine & Spirit Awards
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • China Wine & Spirit Awards
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Decanter Asia Wine Awards
  • Commended
  • Ray Jordan, West Weekend Magazine

    Jun 2019
    91 Points
    Vibrant and alive on the palate, with lifted cranberry and redcurrant aromas. The medium-to- light-bodied palate delivers a burst of succulent fruit, with sweet and sour, spicy characters. Fruit is the dominant feature but there’s a dab of oak behind the ears. (Best drinking: Now to 2022)
  • Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com

    Jun 2019
    87 Points
    Fresh strawberries are set amid wild-herb nuances and the palate has a soft and supple strawberry core. Drink now. Screw cap.
  • , Winestate

    Oct 2018
    3 Stars
    Sour cherry nose with leafy edge but nice fruit sweetness on the palate. Good use of oak.
  • Regan Drew, Vino Notebook

    Jun 2019
    16.5/20
    Pinot Noir. Adelaide Hills is definitely still cool enough. Winemaker is Adam Eggins. Light garnet with a slight cerise edge. Raspberry and cola as prime with stalky cherry, dried thyme and toasty oak. Shiny, bright raspberry, plum and cherry flavours, heading towards full bodied. There’s some rose petal and tart brown spice before very light chalky tannin and a waxy, bitter orange, sharp-ish finish. Does it have pinosity? A touch. Is it layered? Not quite... Certainly food friendly so serve up in tumblers with good friends at the dinner table.
  • Richard Hemming MW, Jancis Robinson

    May 2018
    16.5 Points
    Light herby scent adds lovely depth to the cranberry fruit on the nose. Delicate and light on the palate, with bright but unobtrusive acidity. Another VGV Pinot Noir from one of the most reliable and affordable Australian producers, for me.
  • John Fordham, Sunday Telegraph

    Dec 2018
    Although the Taylor family have proudly called Clare Valley home for the past 50 years, this didn’t stop them delving into cool climate Adelaide Hills to select fruit from a bunch of growers for this finely-tuned red. Exceptional value considering its depth of flavour, balance and elegance.