These wines from Payten & Jones continue to impress me. There is sooo much going on here.
Single vineyard fruit from Tarrawarra in the Yarra Valley, the complexity is impressive.
Straight up there were aromas of burnt sausage, oak char and dried herbs. These soften and morphed into a delicate wine. Loaded with flavour I felt like one peeled off to reveal the next. Typical Pinot traits delivered in the form of cherries and earthiness roll out. The wild robustness which sits in the background was the clincher for me. The approach these guys have to their winemaking is simple and damn I like it.
Super fine tannins with a persistent finish.
I just loved it.
Who: Payten & Jones
What: Pinot Noir (13% alc)
Where: Yarra Valley