This feels quite effortless, as the plush tannins and refreshing acidity work towards a lingering, very long finish. Quite a beauty." 97 Points. Jane Faulkner. Halliday Wine Companion
"Destemmed fruit off the South Leongatha vineyard and some from Leongatha, wild fermented, left 14 days on skins then pressed off to French oak (63% new). A best-barrel selection. It's a sterling wine. Incredibly savoury with charcuterie, dried herbs and wafts of earth and autumn leaves with the oak both etched into and bolstering the palate. Fuller bodied but not weighty. This feels quite effortless, as the plush tannins and refreshing acidity work towards a lingering, very long finish. Quite a beauty." 97 Points. Jane Faulkner. Halliday Wine Companion
"Medium to deep red/purple colour. The bouquet is rich and intense smoky dark-cherry aromas, which leads into a gorgeously flavoured and balanced palate of intensity and supple texture, the tannins of the highest quality. The fruit sweetness in the mid-palate is delicious, the silky texture persisting right to the end of the last aftertaste. There's a wonderful elegance about it." Rating: 96 Points. Huon Hooke. The Real Review.
"Truly pushes the boundaries of Australian Pinot Noir greatness." Lisa Perrotti Brown MW
"Putting it simply, Bass Phillip has made some of best pinot noir I’ve drunk in my whole life, from anywhere of any age." Robert Geddes MW
The idiosyncratic, biodynamic and greatly admired Bass Phillip Premium Pinot Noir, aged in French Allier barriques for 18 months, is a defining Victorian pinot noir. Uplifting and memorable, this multi-layered and nuanced wine reflects a superb obsession, based on a low-cropping, four-hectare vineyard site at Leongatha. Black cherry, floral and game aromas, supple viscosity and underlying toasty oak. This wine is long in flavour, powerful & complex. It can be cellared for many years.