Unlike Shiraz or Cabernet, they say you need to spend good money to get a good Pinot Noir but we at WineStar challenge that theory by assembling 3 bottles each from 4 renowned producers from 4 Pinot regions from the Adelaide Hills, Yarra Valley, Mornington and  Tumbarumba.  All four wines have received 91 Points or better from Australia's leading wine critics which serves to highlight the tremendous quality.

The StarDozen consists of the following:

3 bottles        Riposte The Dagger Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2022
3 bottles        Tread Softly Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2021
3 bottles        Sea Glass Mornington Pinot Noir 2019
3 bottles        Cox Family Wines Tumbarumba Pinot Noir 2022


Riposte The Dagger Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2022
Can’t go wrong here. It offers cherry-berry fruit flavours with lashings of sweet spice, floral notes acting as the icing. It’s lively, open for business, a touch minty perhaps but 100% varietal, in the most positive of ways. You’d go this any day of the week. Tasted: Feb 2023; Alcohol: 13.5%; Price: $26; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2023-2027; Rated: 91 Points; Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front

Tread Softly Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2021
Again, every six bottles see a native tree planted. What better excuse could you want? Toss in terrific drinking and cracking value. Again, lower than usual alcohol. A lovely garnet colour. The nose provides notes of red fruits, cherries, animal hides, spices, flesh and delicatessen meats. There is a hint of undergrowth. The palate is dominated by waves of strawberries. Mid length, there are fine tannins. Good linear focus, this will provide pleasure over the next few years. Drink: 2023 - 2026; Price: $22.00; Rating: 91 Points; Ken Gargett

Sea Glass Mornington Pinot Noir 2019
The more you love that whole berry character, the more you'll love this wine. We have roast meats and flesh here, touches of leather. This is very much in the secondary style, avoiding simple primary notes. The wine is juicy, with focus, length and intensity with a supple texture and a slight bitter almond character to be found at the finish. Drink to: 2023-2028; Price: $45.00; Rating: 93 Points; Ken Gargett

Cox Family Wines Tumbarumba Pinot Noir 2022
A single site wine from the high altitude, cool climate region of Tumbarumba, which is a lovely limpid garnet hue. The nose offers spices and herbs, some undergrowth notes but mostly, delicious red fruits, especially raspberries. There is also coffee grinds and some delicatessen meats. It is a fine cooler climate Pinot focusing on secondary notes, even at this early stage, with grip but it is well balanced. With very good length, plus a hint of sour cherry on the finish, this is good to drink now and over the next five years. Alcohol: 13.5%; Tasted: March 2023; Drink: 2023 - 2028; Price: $35.00; Rating: 92 Points; Ken Gargett



SKU 11930
Brand StarDozen
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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