Another impressive Great Southern Pinot Noir, from a single vineyard in Denmark, this one was fermented on skins in small one-tonne batches, plunged twice a day. Maturation was for almost a year in new and second fill French oak, left on its yeast lees. The reason for this is to increase both the texture and the complexity. Unfined and unfiltered it is pale crimson in colour carrying aromas of forest floor, woodsmoke, leather, dried herbs, spices and attractive berry notes. In other words, lots of the things we love about good Pinot. There is good length here and fine, yet chewy tannins providing impressive balance and a lingering finish. This will continue to impress over the next six to eight years. I like this a lot.92pts - Kim Brebach (BWU20)
It seems this label has found a home at this well-established Great Soutern Winery. This is a tasty Pinot Noir, not fined and filtered judging by the cloudy colour, but showing the characters we expect from a decent Pinot: some sweet fruit, some herbs and dank leaves, forest floor notes, a soft texture and medium weight.