Here we have a pinot noir at the peak of its powers showing both the pretty red fruits of youth plus the additional benefits of age. It’s a cherry red colour right now but just starting to go a little garnet on the edge. It’s beautifully aromatic and lives up to its name with some wider elements – there is Chinese five spice, rose petals and wild strawberry plus some gamey, meaty notes. The tannins are fully integrated thanks to its four years of age which makes it super silky and supple under a bed of spicy, earthy fruits supported by tangy acidity. It’s a great value Adelaide Hills Pinot to enjoy over the next year or two.91 pts - Patrick Eckel
A light, pretty red in colour; the nose gives stem and spice alongside red cherry and wild strawberry. The savoury and earthen expression of cherry fruit defines the palate with autumnal spice. Tannins are drying, with acidity giving a cranberry like crunch; forest floor and berry spice bring things to a close.