"The spindle of tannins keeps everything humming to a moreish conclusion. Delicious!" Rating: 96 points. Ned Goodwin MW
"It's not often I prefer a Yarra producer's pinot over his/her chardonnay, particularly when speaking of wines from a master of the craft, David Bicknell. This said, the '17 vintage has conferred a cool climate edge to the Yarra's signature juiciness across a veil of crunchy berry fruits, straying into hints of mulch, woodsy porcini and root spice. The spindle of tannins keeps everything humming to a moreish conclusion. Delicious!" Rating: 96 points. Ned Goodwin MW, The James Halliday Wine Companion
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!