Hillcrest Vineyard Premium Pinot Noir 2013
When discussing old vines in the Yarra Valley, people either forget, or simply don’t know about the little Hillcrest garden vineyard, up in cool Woori Yallock. Planted 1970, which of course was a great year for the creation of so many things, including myself.
This is seductive and succulent Pinot Noir, a real velvet fog of a wine. Black cherry and raspberry, distinct cooling menthol and liquorice lift, sweet brown spices, earth and bark. Medium bodied, silky smooth and savoury, with ultra-fine, palate saturating tannin, intense tang of acidity, and a slick of black tea tannin and dark fruit on a plush, but well defined super-long finish. Vineyard meets idiosyncratic wine style once again. You like Hillcrest Pinot, you’ll love this release.
Rated : 96 Points