Familiarly light cherry red in colour. A much more elegant and complex nose than the entry pinot. It’s showing more balance of red fruit, turned earth, beetroot and a touch green peppercorn. The texture is silky, effortless, just beautiful structure. Orange peel and subtle hints of ripe brown stems in the background. Tannin here is a touch more grippy. We are big fans of this Pinot. FWC.
“2017 is usually better than 2018 in the Yarra but I’m not sure that it’s true of The Wanderer Pinot Noir. I haven’t had them side-by-side but this mightily impressed. It’s such pure Upper Yarra. Light, insistent, powerful-beyond-its-weight. Red cherries and cranberries, a bitumen aspect, dried herbs and woodsmoke, a tickle of reduction. Of the earth. From a garden. But ripe enough, fresh enough, welcoming. A lovely wine for sure. Drink 2020 – 2030.” 95 points. Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.