Made by the guys at Hoddles Creek; the Wickhams Road wines are made with the same philosophy used with Hoddles Creek. They are single vineyard wines with the care and attention that has made Hoddles Creek such a success. The difference with Wickhams Road is that it has been sourced from trusted growers around Victoria. Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
More forward than the Hoddles Creek estate range, this Pinot has a dark berry nose with a black cherries and plum on the palate. A combination of Upper Yarra Valley fruit and some experimental blocks off Hoddles. The wine sees about 20% whole bunches in the ferment to give spice and fine tannins. Spends about 20 days on skins and is bottled without fining or filtration.
Rosy, cherry pip kick off with lashings of the come hither sweetness and spice you could ask for from pinot noir. Juiciness in the palate but with a fine smudge of silty tannin, bright acidity, an inherent deliciousness and wild drinkability. Light and flavoursome, fresh and bouncy stuff here. Again, it’s such good drinking. Tasted: Sept 17; Alcohol: 13%; Price: $20; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2017-2022; Rated: 91 Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front
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