Hurley Estate Pinot Noir 2019
The Estate bottling is declassified’ Lodestone, Hommage and Garamond barrels, although in 2019 the majority comes from Hommage as no wine was bottled this year under this single climat, offering us simply superb value vs the efforts to produce. Kevin & Tricia would like preferably to simply bottle 3 single climats every vintage but they refuse to bottle any barrel not befitting the level they have come to expect from each site. Winemaking & Elevage is exactly the same making for a seriously high quality Estate Pinot Noir blend.
A fantastic ‘entry’ release that highlights the elegance of Hurley Pinots. Beautiful pale ruby colour in glass. On the nose it shows plenty of succulent red fruits and flowers with speckles of white pepper. Similar on the palate yet a hint of amaro on the finish stays with you. Plenty of freshness alongside suave tannins, this has ample complexity for the price. Jeremy Muller, FWC.