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Ordinarily, we would be fortunate enough to feature two or three 97 Point rated Pinots each year, especially given that on almost all occasions, said wines are made in miniscule amounts, almost always a few hundred cases at best and almost always they aren't cheap. What we have here is a new StarDozen featuring 3 bottles each from 4 renowned producers from 4 of Australia's best cool climate Pinot Noir spots in the Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Geelong and the Adelaide Hills. All wines rating 97 Points and all significantly below their retail price. This is a rare and extremely limited opportunity.

The StarDozen consists of the following:

3 bottles    Moorooduc Estate Robinson Pinot Noir 2015
3 bottles    By Farr Sangreal Pinot Noir 2015
3 bottles    Hillcrest Premium Pinot Noir 2012
3 bottles    Shaw & Smith Pinot Noir 2015

Moorooduc Estate Robinson Pinot Noir 2015
Three clones (MV6, 777 and 667), hand-picked, destemmed, wild yeast open-fermented, 19-21 days on skins, matured in French oak (20% new). A complex bouquet with cherry, plum and spice aromas full of promise delivered - and then some - on the long, intricately detailed palate. The varietal fruit remains centre stage, but savoury/spicy/foresty notes provide a continuous drum beat urging you to return again and again, glorying in the wine's complexity. Drink by: 2030; Price: $55.00; Date Tasted: Feb 2017; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday; James Halliday Wine Companion

By Farr Sangreal Pinot Noir 2015
Deeply coloured, depth and savoury complexity the cornerstones of great pinots. Spices from an Arabian bazaar intermingle sinuously with vibrant berry fruits, a skein of refreshing acidity adding another dimension to a wine that continuously draws saliva from the mouth. It is already a complete wine, its future measured in decades, not years. Drink by: 2035; Price: $80.00; Date Tasted: Mar 2017; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday; James Halliday Wine Companion

Hillcrest Premium Pinot Noir 2012
50% new French oak. Extremely deep colour; one of those rare pinots that are full-bodied, but not clumsy; resounding with drumbeats of black cherry and satsuma plum, quality oak also playing a role. It makes only one request: like '99 Burgundies, give me as much time as your heart, wallet and other basic instincts will allow. The high quality cork should go the distance. Drink: To 2030; Price: $70.00; Alcohol: 12.8%. Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion

Shaw & Smith Pinot Noir 2015
2015 is a new level for this wine, due to high-altitude grape sourcing and a high percentage of whole bunches in the ferment. Root-vegetable aromas among the cherry notes, which the wine has the concentration and power to accommodate. Outstanding! Rating: 97 Points; Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine, May 2017


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