A Reserve Pinot Noir is only made in exceptional years from our oldest vines in the Gladstone Block vineyard, planted in 2003/2004.
The nose on the Reserve Pinot Noir 2016, shows the classic, early Pinot Noir notes with cherry and subtle smokiness. The palate has ripe, sweet, red fruit flavours with fine tannins and hints of cinnamon with a long finish.
Food match with venison, duck and soft cheeses.
“Ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter on the edge with some garnet hues. The nose is full and voluminous with deep and subtly layered aromas of savoury red cherry and berry fruit with notes of dark and dried herbs along with spicy elements, and nutty, cedary oak. This has strong aromatic presence. Medium-full bodied, the palate has harmoniously melded flavours of savoury red berry fruit entwined with notes of cinnamon spice, dark and dried herbs, nutty and cedary oak. The flavours are gently mouthfilling and supported by very fine-grained, supple tannin structure with balanced acidity. The flavours flow smoothly to a light, lingering savoury red fruited finish with spice and cedar nuances. This is a harmoniously melded Pinot Noir with an amalgam of savoury red berry fruits, herbs and spices with cedary oak on a smooth-flowing, supple palate. Match with slow-cooked game meat dishes over the next 6 years. Estate fruit fermented with 10% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 60% new French oak, and bottled without fining or filtration.” 2015 Vintage***** stars
~ Raymond Chan Wine Reviews December 2017
Bob Campbell: 4 Star Ribbon award 2019 for 2015 Vintage