Saturday, 5 November 2022

Castle Rock Estate A and W Pinot Noir 2021

 

Bunchy goodness shines through in this excellent, savoury driven Pinot Noir from Castle Rock Estate. Lacey and edged with fine spices, it has class etched into its name. 

A&W represents the best of the brand from vines planted in 1986. 25% whole bunches are used and it sees 19% new French oak. Dark cherries, strawberries and some rhubarb move to an earthy detail that gradually consumes the mouth. A lick of char before a fine powder dusts the palate with a dryness that slowly builds a seductive moreishness. A faint meaty presence rolls in but that detailed tannin caps off a fabulous wine. Another belter from the west. 

Drink to eight years+

95/100

Region: Great Southern
RRP: $52
Source: Sample

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