Pinot Noir with flavour and attitude and a scaffold of tannin is one thing, and this wine has all those things. But pinot noir with a ricochet of flavour through the finish, a sense of spread and run, an impression that the burst/explosion turned out to be greater than the package of the palate had predicted; this is far rarer territory, and it is the domain of this wine. 98 points, Wine Companion.
Tight perfume of red cherry, red berry, spice, earth. Just juicy in the palate with fine, slender coils of tannin that twist then tighten through finish. Incredible structure and power, yet freshness and vibrancy. A wine to suck on and chew, then admire the cadence of fruit. Beautiful. 96 points, Wine Front.
Medium to deep red/purple colour, darker than the Estate. A darker fruit spectrum as well; deep, and more tannic, well-structured and rich, with real gravitas and tremendous length. 96 points, The Real Review.
Energetic, intense and deeply expressive, this impactful young Pinot has a deeply floral, heady and faintly mineral bouquet of densely-packed red and black cherries, musky hints of animal hide, baked earth and a hint of duck fat that soaks up its fresh, tight-grained oak. It’s explosive and pristine, unfolding layers of pristine fruit that plays long and straight down its bony, mineral spine towards a lingering savoury finish and a youthfully bitey acidity. 96 points, jeremyoliver.com