It is hugely appealing on the nose showing dark berry, smoked game, toasted almond, cocoa and truffle aromas, leading to a sumptuous palate that offers excellent fruit concentration and velvety texture. The wine is beautifully composed and flowing, and delivers waves of seductive fruit and savoury flavours. At its best: now to 2020.
Even, dark ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim with some purple hues. The bouquet is soft and full with complex aromas of savoury dark-red berry fruit entwined with thyme and dried herbs, hints of leather and earth, and nuances of nutty oak. The aromatics build in density with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate features open, up-front and accessible, sweet fruit flavours of savoury dark red cherries and berries harmoniously entwined with dried, thyme herb notes along with stalk and undergrowth elements providing detail. The fruit is gently mouthfilling and enlivened by light, lacy acidity, and underlined by light, supple tannin structure and extraction. The wine carries to a light, savoury nuanced, red-fruited finish. This is an accessible Pinot Noir with savoury red fruits and dried herb interest on a supple, soft structured palate. Match with risotto, pasta and mushroom dishes over the next 4+ years. Clones 5, 667, 777, 115 and 10/5 from the ‘Home’ block, fermented with 20% indigenous yeasts and 10-15% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 30 days on skins and aged 10 months in 27% new oak.
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