Showing posts with label Pinot Noir. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pinot Noir. Show all posts

Monday, 28 November 2022

Montalto Main Ridge Block Pinot Noir 2021

  

In the words of LL Cool J, "Paradise is very nice." This is everything Pinot Noir should be. Delicate, lacy and precise, the pleasure factor is supreme.

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Yalumba Y Series Pinot Noir 2022

 

To be released in early 2023, winemaker Sam Wigan is pretty excited about this and sent a pre-release sneak peek my way. This is another Y Series bargain worth keeping an eye out for.

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Montalto North One Pinot Noir 2021

 

The Tuerong single vineyard Pinot Noir is normally the boss but not in 2021. North One stakes a strong claim and deservedly so. Formerly known as 'Red Hill', North One is the block that sits beside The Eleven Chardonnay block. This release has levelled up on 2020.

Monday, 21 November 2022

Montalto Merricks Pinot Noir 2021

 


Quite a different wine to the Tuerong, this Merricks Single Vineyard is a beautiful Pinot that just hums along. 

Sunday, 20 November 2022

Montalto Tuerong Pinot Noir 2021

 

Quite an intriguing Tuerong, one that is very different to previous releases. A wonderful wine as always, but there are a few shades of contrast that haven't shown themselves prior.

Friday, 18 November 2022

Oakridge 864 Henk Vineyard Aqueduct Block Pinot Noir 2021

 

We are in elite company here. Yarra Valley on high. Sure it's at a premium price but heaven ain't come cheap. 

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Hazeldene Pinot Noir 2021

 

Like a Pinot with spice? Go to the Oakridge Willowlake. Love the sleek touch? Go to Hazeldene. What a stunning Pinot Noir this is. 

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Henk Pinot Noir 2021

 

Henk is the boss. The more I see the wines from this vineyard the more I play the fanboy. Yarra Valley Pinot Noir in the zone. Yes!

Oakridge Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2021

 

Oakridge has the luxury of covering all price points. Slotting in at $30, this Yarra Valley range Pinot Noir is a solid wine. 

Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Willowlake Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

 

Willowlake doing Willowlake things. A wonderfully weighted Pinot Noir from Oakridge albeit with a little more spice this time. I can't recall a similar release but it's still damn slurpable.

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. 

Thursday, 3 November 2022

Kellybrook Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2020

 

Kellybrook's best Pinot and only 50 dozen were produced. First planted in 1975, this is a blend of their best barrels.

Sunday, 30 October 2022

Black Estate Damsteep Pet Nat 2022

 

The best Pet Nat I have tasted. There, I said it! I could actually have a glass of this, and another, and probably another. Refreshing deluxe, this is a great fizz. 

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

Gundog Estate Indomitus Rutilus 2021

 

This is Matt Burton's take on Hunter River Burgundy, be it with a twist. Made with Hunter Shiraz but partnered with an out-of-towner - some Yarra Valley Pinot Noir from the George's Vineyard (20%). As Burton says, "This wine is less about place and more about variety and style." It's a fab wine, that's for sure.

Sunday, 23 October 2022

Huntington Estate Nouveau 2022

 

A little something fresh and appealing from Huntington Estate - a drink now, think later blend of Grenache, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Who says you can't drink red wine in summer?

Saturday, 22 October 2022

Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir 2019

 


The flagship wine for Pegasus Bay, this is just brilliant. Its class is evident when lined up alongside its sibling, albeit the latter was a year younger. There is more density and generosity yet there is no denying the sexy and lacy appeal. Boom!

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Huntington Estate Pinot Noir Rosé 2022

 

Talk about dry. This is bone dry and damn delicious. A fab Rosé from Huntington Estate. 

Saturday, 8 October 2022

Soumah Upper Ngumby Pinot Noir 2021

 

I haven't seen a Soumah Upper Ngumby Pinot since the 2018 release. Coming from a site that I feel produces better Chardonnay, this Pinot is a more than respectable wine delivering plenty of savoury pleasure.

Thursday, 6 October 2022