One of the bigger surprises in the wine world in recent years has been just how many good Pinots are coming out of Western Australia, and Harewood Estate has certainly given us their fair share. This is made with fruit grown in the Denmark sub-region in the Great Southern, from a mix of clones. There are two vineyards which contribute – one planted in 1988 and the other in 1995 – so older vines are certainly contributing. The wine was bottled unfiltered and unfined. An attractive pale purple, the aromas are instantly alluring – plums, dry herbs, mulberries, red berries and an intriguing touch of truffle. Seamless in structure, appealingly textured and medium bodied at best, the wine has a fine line of acidity running through it rounded off by silky tannins. This will sail through the next three to four years but will equally provide immediate gratification, if such is your preference. Good value.92 pts - Stuart Robinson (The Vinsomniac)
Pinot Noir from the maritime cool of Denmark in Western Australia's Great Southern region. It's all Plum, cassis - set against a darker edge, smoked wood and perhaps even a touch meaty in its initial representation.Lithe, juicy - succulent red fruits, again before a darker edge. Light and shade, night and day. A wine of opposing parts - contributing overall to the whole. An edge of tannin that adds an extra element to the contrasting fruit profile.