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.
Fine bones, but with flavour. Strawberry, raspberry, some spice and dried rose perfume. Medium-bodied, crisp and bright, has a bit of a sap and semi-dried tomato flavour in the mix, fine chalky tannin, and a finish of good definition and solid length. Still pretty young as at now, and I suspect it has more to offer. Lovely. Tasted: Nov 2021; Alcohol: 13.5%; Price: $20; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2022-2026+; Rated: 91+ Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
Like its siblings, a light but brilliantly clear colour. A highly perfumed bouquet of strawberries leads into a palate with the precision and clarity of a Dutch painter 300 or so years ago. There's no other producer in the Yarra Valley to even come close to the value offered by this wine. Drink to: 2021; Price: $20.00; Date Tasted: Nov 2021; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
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