"Translucent garnet colour. Immediately earthy on the nose – quite unusually open for a young Pinot. Candied red-cherry fruit, lovely creamy texture, clever oak spice (present but unobtrusive). Long and pure, but with a great sense of restraint. Shares the sort of earthiness that is irresistibly comparable with burgundy. 17/20 points. (RH)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
The 2018 Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from neighbouring vineyards and estate parcels. Stephen George has taken great interest in applying his winemaking approach to parcels from elsewhere within the Piccadilly Valley and seeing how the wines compare with those from the Ashton Hills Vineyard. The resulting blend benefits from varied fruit character and vineyard expression, while maintaining the fine tannin structure that is typical of the Ashton Hills style. Tasting Notes: Bright and juicy red fruit characters with a savoury back half of earth, leather and subtle dried herbs. The palate is of medium weight with graceful, fine tannins that lend it a plush quality throughout. Food Pairing: Pairs well with barbeque pork.