From the Issan Vineyard, planted in 1994 near Outtrim in South Gippsland... The wine was, of course, bottled unfiltered. It’s beefed up with berried flavours but it also pours on the silk. The world of Bass Phillip in summary. Earth, fistfuls of spice, undergrowth, cedarwood and cream; complexity sits at the head of the table. Florals and blueberries, boysenberry and tangy cherry. It grows as it rests in the glass. Tannin creaks as the cogs of flavour turn. The reach of firm, tangy flavour here is excellent. It’s on the way to a very good place. Drink to 2024+ 94 points, WineFront.
Very ‘Burgundian’ and ‘minerally’. Takes a good while to come up, but keeps revealing more. Tannin is the old stroke of emery board, ripe raspberry and sour cherry, feels very pure and carries long. Think this will be VERY good with some bottle age. WineFront
Firm, savoury, oak hedged, dark fruited, black olive and hint of tar, rose petal and garrigue. Crazy deep and wild in its way. So perfumed, touched with sweet fruits, forest floor and fragrant pot pourri. Tannins are key here, ribs of fine, lacy tightness that draw the wine in on the brooding fruit, herbal character, spice and char. One for the cellar, and for the tannin enthusiasts. Super good wine... Probably my pick of all the 2015 Pinot releases... 95+ points, WineFront.