Spy Valley Pinot Noir 2014


5 Stars - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

4 Stars - Decanter

Even, moderately dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. The nose is elegantly concentrated with complex layers of ripe, savoury dark-red berry fruits entwined with dark and dried herbs and whole bunch stalk aromatics. Some undergrowth elements show, along with dark-red floral lifted notes. The nose builds in depth and density with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate is soft and gently presented with layers of savoury dark-red berry fruits melded with dark herbs, whole cluster stalk detail, undergrowth and nuances of mushroom. The fruit is supported by fine-grainy, supple tannin structure and balanced acidity contributes to the soft mouthfeel. The wine flows with gentle energy to an elegant, lingering finish of savoury and complex flavours of fruit and herbs. This is a gentle and soft, fine-textured Pinot Noir with complex layers of savoury fruit and herb notes. Match with wild duck and pork dishes over the next 4 years. Fruit from the ‘Johnson’, ‘Outpost’ and ‘Grapeview’ sites in the Southern Valleys, hand-picked and indigenous yeast fermented with approx. 25% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 20-25% new oak. 18.5-/20 Aug 2016  5 Stars - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews  Spy Valley Pinot Noir 2013, August 2016

A light, refreshing style that sees crunchy red cherry fruit, rhubarb and crushed raspberries on the palate mixed with wet stones and cress leaves that leaves it juicy, fresh and long. A slightly citric nose but wonderful acidity and tannin structure.  Decanter Magazine.

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