This is the family winemaking project of Dave Bicknell and Nicky Harris. Sourced from Lucinda Estate in Leongatha, South Gippsland. A 23 year old vineyard close planted to 6,000 plants/Ha) on an easterly facing slope. A site of long and slow ripening. The wine is full and fleshy – opulent, layered red and black fruit, spice and depth. A reflection of both the site and the warm vintage. Cellar with confidence for up to 10 years.
During retraining of this vineyard it was found that some of the vines were chardonnay. So this pinot noir has a tiny percentage of chardonnay included. It's a lifted, inviting pinot noir where everything seems natural and easy even though its message is complex. It's spicy, bunchy, cherried, alive with rose petal notes and ever-so-slightly minty. Tannin feels as though it was born on an emery board. Needless to say, the quality is high. Drink by: 2025; Price: $45.00; Date Tasted: Jan 2018; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 95 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
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