We’ve selected clones 5 and 115 to produce this first ‘Special Edition’ Pinot Noir. The fruit was hand harvested on 21st and 27th March 2014. The fruit was destemmed into stainless steel tanks before being inoculated with selected wine yeasts to carry out the fermentation. The wine was aged in French oak barriques for 7.5 months of which approximately 24% was new oak.
International Wine Challenge 2017, London:
"Juicy ripe fruits on the nose, with a loose knit structure, old school style and delivers depth and complexity".
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit:
"Made using clones 5 and 115 from the Bannockburn vineyard, this engaging pinot offers dark berry, violet, game and cedar characters with nuances of clove and thyme. The palate delivers superb concentration and weight, and shows expansive mouthfeel and plenty of polished tannins, which provide excellent structure. Very long on the finish with loads of delectable flavours".
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews:
"Bright, moderately deep ruby-red colour, lighter edged with purple hues. The nose is very elegant and refined with aromas of fragrant dark red cherry and raspberry fruit, along with violet florals, unfolding nuances of thyme herbs and liquorice. This possesses aromatic finesse and beauty, detail and intensity. Medium-full bodied, vibrant, lively and aromatic fruit flavours of dark red cherries and raspberries feature with dark red and violet florals. Thyme herb and liquorice detail add to the interest. The mouthfeel has vitality and energy, enlivened by fresh acidity, and the wine flows along a fine-textured line composed of powdery tannins. The wine carries to a long and elegant, aromatic finish of raspberries, herbs and florals. This is a beautifully fragrant and refined Pinot Noir with dark cherry and raspberry fruit, aromatic florals, and a vibrant, velvety palate".
"Full, bright ruby, it is finely scented and vibrantly fruity, with strong cherry, plum and spice flavours, fine-grained tannins and obvious potential".
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