It's not every year we're able to advertise Hoddles Creek 1er Pinot Noir due to stock shortages and while it's still short, we do have enough stocks to meet orders at present. This 1er is only made in good years and 2019 was a good year. Here's what Gary Walsh on the Winefront had to say:
"Dark red fruit, spice, earth, mint and dried flowers. It’s medium-bodied, but dense and firm in tannin, cherries and dried herb mainly, a bit of gravel and bright sappy and ‘mineral’ feeling acidity. Lot’s of grip and oomph, though not heavy. Spice and perfume bobs up on a firm long finish. Needs a bit of extra time this vintage." Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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!