This is an easy, svelte, mid weight Pinot Noir loaded with broad appeal and perfect for easy drinking. A beguiling and bright wine with great depth of colour & complex aromas of fruit, savoury earth and oak sweetness. This carries through into the mouth where ripe tannins give a nice balance and a lingering finish. A little time wouldn’t hurt this wine, however it’s still immensely enjoyable as a lively, more youthful, pinot noir.
It will continue to surprise and delight as it gathers momentum towards a very appealing and drinkable wine. One, that you will delight with sharing friends or romantic nights in with he dog / Cat and sleeping children!
90 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion "Good colour and good wine, but there is a question about the length and the finish. There's a lot of plum and dark cherry first up, but it wobbles on the finish with lack of focus and drive."
From the Winery
Retention of fruit character is always important. Processing involved cold soak of the must for a few days and included approximately 10% whole bunches in the ferment. No post ferment maceration was under taken. Oak maturation was predominantly in used French oak barriques and bottled at the 12 month mark.
Brokenwood has been producing Pinot Noir from the Indigo Vineyard since 2002. As there are three clones planted over different sites there is the opportunity to process as a number of different parcels. Hence we have the varietal bottling as well as Single Vineyard wines. Beechworth is a very important region for us and the vineyard is back in prime condition following the frost event of October 2013. An excellent winter and spring leading up to a fine summer with some rain in mid-January but not enough to cause any concern.
Don't Pay: $34.00
WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: Hunter Valley, NSW
Winemaker: Iain Riggs
Drink now until: 2022
Alc/Vol: 14 %
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