Rochford Premier Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017


"a great pinot noir with almost freakish mouthwatering power and intensity. 98 Points" James Halliday

98 points. "40yo vines, wild yeast open-fermented with 30% whole bunches, 70% destemmed, 25 days on skins, matured for 10 months in barrel (20% new). Bright, clear crimson; a great pinot noir with almost freakish mouthwatering power and intensity. It's a narrative that fills all the senses, plums, cherries and berries woven through with fine, suspended tannins, and spices that will develop continuously over time. Halliday Rating: 98/100. Price when Tasted $130.00 Drink By 2037. James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019. 

An extraordinary marriage of power and elegance, this remarkable young pinot reveals a pristine, almost fiery bouquet of rose petals, red cherries, smoky cedary oak, cinnamon and underbrush backed by notes of ginger, citrus and dried herbs. Supple and deeply flavoured, with a luscious core of vibrant small fruit underpinned by genuinely firm but dusty tannins, it extends long and tight knit towards a finish of rare intensity and mouthwatering acidity. Artfull balanced, it will become more savoury and impactful with time.


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