Stonier is situated in Victoria’s picturesque Mornington Peninsula. The first Chardonnay was planted in 1978 and Pinot Noir in 1982. Over more than 25 years later, Stonier has developed a reputation as a producer of exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Stonier Pinot Noir is sourced from a select group of hand tended vineyards located amongst the rolling hills of the Mornington Peninsula. The Peninsula’s unique geography and cool maritime conditions contribute to a highly distinctive expression of Pinot Noir, typically showing flavours of vibrant cherry to savoury plum within a fine tannin structure.
This is an excellent pinot at any price, and quite remarkable for $30. The bouquet is spicy, meaty and charcuterie-like, adding layers of interest to the primary fruits. Soft, delicious, sweetly ripe pinot flavour, very varietal and loaded with charm. Ageing: drink now to eight years; Food: drink with confit duck leg; Alcohol: 14%; AUD $28-$30; Rating: 93 Points; Wine of the Week; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
Medium to full red colour with a purple tint. The bouquet is meaty, charcuterie-like, spicy and complex. More than simple primary fruit. There is an abundance of soft, sweetly ripe, full-flavoured pinosity on palate. A delicious, almost decadent pinot. Gorgeous flavour and pleasing balance. Amazing value at the price. Drink: Drink 2017 to 2025; Price: $28.00; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 93 Points; Huon Hooke
Has to be one of the best value Pinot Noir’s on the market, it over delivers in what was a fairly tough year for Pinot in general. The wine has a pretty light to medium red colour in the glass with a nose of sappy rhubarb alongside dark cherry, lifted spice and earth. In true Mornington fashion the palate is saturated with red cherry fruit, but enjoy the injection layered spice and fine tannins. The finish is wrapped with rhubarb and drying dark cherry, a firm line of acidity to finish gives a moreishness to the wine but also underwrites it’s future development. Screwcap; Drink: 2018 - 2024; Rated: 92 Points; Patrick Eckel; Wine Reviewer
Hand picked, 8% new oak, from a warm but dry season. Spicy and gently sappy, with red fruits and cherry, fine tannin and almost silky feel, a little bit of smoked meat in there too, and perhaps some glossy warmth, but the grainy tannin and spice brings it back into line quite nicely. It’s a good drink. Attractive regional Pinot Noir at a fair price. Alcohol: 14%; Price: $28; Screwcap; Drink: 2017 - 2022; Rated: 91 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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