Savoury, spicy, aromatic, evolving into a hugely structured, layered wine. The palate is fresh, vivid and lively with lots of finesse. This has gastronomic force.
Bill Downie know Pinot better than anyone in Victoria and crafts delightfully fruit-pure expressions from three regions. Red berries and roses abound.
Quite pale with an expressive, perfumed nose and palate animated by vivid red cherry and currant. An underbelly of darker cassis and earth notes hints at greater complexity to come. A lovely, fluid Pinot with ripe but present tannins. A great example of this cracking Yarra vintage.
Fragrant and supple, with silky red berry fruits and spices on the long, fine palate; the oak handling is very good, underpinning the overall balance. Lovely Pinot.
Complex and attention seeking… great savour and idiosyncrasy.
Interesting mineral notes on the nose and then plump ripe fruit on the palate. Racy and driven. Some velvet.
Tremendous character and already very complex, with a beguiling mix of fruit and savoury artefact aromas; gamey, earthy and foresty, with terrific length and structure. Great line and elegance with soft tannins that clean the finish.
It‘s laced with chicory-like smoky oak, has a long draw of spicy, nutty tannins, and combines its fruit, acid, oak and general structure in a way that feels balanced, seamless and controlled. The wonders of the Pinot Noir grape will, over time, do the rest.