Happily sits alongside By Farr & Bass Phillip as one of the great Pinot Noirs of Australia. Very Limited.
Ian Cook - FWC
As the flagship pinot noir, this lives up to its reputation. It's a whorl of the darkest cherries, covered in baking spices, a fleck of mint and an overlay of savoury inputs, the French oak neatly integrated. It builds on the palate, full bodied but not unwieldy. mouth-filling and generous, with the plushest tannins, ripe and sweet. Very satisfying and approachable now. Drink to 2029, 95 Points - Jane Faulkner for James Halliday's Wine Companion.
From older vines on the Moorooduc estate, and a block that was cabernet but got grafted to pinot noir. All wild fermented and hits bottle with no fining or filter applied.
Tasted out the back at Five Ways - always a bit of a favourite for me. Savoury cherry and leafy perfume, quite complex, with quite a degree of depth and richness, lots of fruit, yet not the fruit sweetness of other producers. Feels like it has some whole bunch, but told there is none at all. Just the quality of this little patch of pinot that stands out. Really good acid, tannin and weight to match. Happily drink some now, however it's a terrific 5-10 year wine. Ian Cook - FWC