Wine Front 92+ Points!
Wine Front 92+ points!
“The Coolart Road pinot noir is from a warmer site, planted in 2000. It’s the most immediately accessible of the single vineyard releases but there’s little to say that it won’t hold and develop well over the coming years.
It’s a warmer, stewier style with ample fruit and a coming-right-at-you attitude. That said, there’s a good lick of tannin too and plenty of savoury character; it pours on the fruit but its varietal heart is pure. This will please a lot of folks, now and in the future. Pretty strawberry, earth, bitumen, ground spice and stewed cherries. Well above average in general quality terms.”
Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, April 2017
The location of this vineyard - at the warmer, lower northern end of the Peninsula, gives this a very different personality than the other single vineyard Pinots, the style juicier and immediately accessible.
From first whiff this sets an easy red fruit tone, with kirsch liqueur and raspberry. It’s open and glycerol-rich, the gentle mouthfilling warmth spreading out into a flattering flow of languid fruit, with the finish all seductive grape sweetness and light tannins. Pure fleshiness on show here. Best drinking 2017-2027
Andrew Graham, February 2017