There's probably not too much needed in terms of introductions when it comes to Hoddles Creek, our allocation sells out each year...within a month. But as I point out each year, it's regarded as the best value Pinot Noir in Australia. Indeed, previously on The Wine Front, Gary Walsh wrote "Hoddles Creek probably about the best $20 you can spend on Australian Pinot Noir. It’s almost ludicrous"
And a few years back Hoddles Creek was judged Best Value winery in Australia by James Halliday and nothing has changed with this 2018 release.
And there lies the problem. Due to limited stocks, back orders and overwhelming popularity, Hoddles Creek Pinot Noir sell out quickly every year and this 2018 will sell out quickly as well. Here's what Gary Walsh on the Winefront had to say about this brand new 2018:"All about the tannin structure with perfume.” says Franco D’Anna. Red fruits, hazelnut and spice, floral perfume. It’s light and perhaps a diffuse, at least as a young wine, but does deliver flavour, fine emery tannin, mouth-perfume, with a savoury autumnal finish of good length. Almost certain to build complexity and depth."
Get in quick as they will be sold out very soon.
Where this wine comes from - Yarra Valley
Just 50 kilometres from Melbourne, Victoria’s Yarra Valley is a star of the wine regions surrounding the city, known as the ‘Melbourne Dress Circle’. With plenty of microclimates and sub-regions, the Yarra Valley doesn’t have a weak link. Certainly the region’s reputation has been built on the quality of its cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As far as Chardonnay goes, Yarra Valley strikes the right balance of ripeness, without going over the edge. There’s white peach, lemon pith and Fuji apple supported by a fine spine of citrus-like acidity complemented by supportive oak maturation. The region’s Pinot Noir certainly produces that ethereal quality that Pinot-philes go crazy for – with lifted cherry notes, texture and length. Pinosity? It’s here in spades. Don’t discount Yarra Valley Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, which also have a long history in the region and are being recognised for producing their own unique regional styles. Game on!