Bright and spicy, our 2018 Pinot Noir is a wine that balances delicacy and finesse, with the sense of depth and complexity that old vines produce. The initial bouquet of wild strawberry, raspberry and red cherry merges into more complex aromas of rose petal, cumin, liquorice and nutmeg, with a hint of earthy mushroom. The palate is full of crunchy red fruit, with subtle rose petal and spiced rhubarb flavours, but there’s also a deeply savoury layer bringing a real complexity to the palate. An almost indistinguishable line of acidity gives brightness, length and wonderful perfumed lift to the back palate. Lovely drinking now, but equally a wine to savour over the next 8-10 years. – Sandra de Pury.
Red berries, smoky toasty oak, ginger and almond biscuits, latent floral perfume. It’s fresh and autumnal at once, a fine mesh of tannin and bright almost tangy acidity, spicy wood plays a pretty firm hand, lively finish of good length. Good wine, but needs some time to settle down. 92+ points. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front December 2020.