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2014 Bass Phillip Vintage Release
2014 Premium Pinot Noir has undoubtedly won the “gold medal” in the “best pinot noir games” judged by Australia’s top critics. It has been awarded “Pinot of the year” by James Halliday’s Wine Companion; “#1 out of 84 2014 Pinots tasted from Victoria” by Huon Hooke(97/100) & scored “98/100” by Jeremy Oliver.
Nonetheless, 2014 Estate Pinot Noir is clearly not to be missed as well:
Jeremy Oliver (96/100) – “…. beautifully fragrant, deeply flavoured and complex, with just a hint of meaty development. ……. unfolding gentle but unctuous layers of red cherries, plums and drying, kernelly tannins extending with length and completeness towards a lingering finish of refreshing acidity. Very true to the Bass Phillip style and character.”
Huon Hooke: (Gold Ribbon 96 points #4 out of 84 2014 Pinot Noir tasted from Victoria) – “Lovely wine, rich and concentrated, deep and fleshy, with marvellously detailed flavour and profound depths as well as balance. Enormous persistence. A wine of beauty and harmony, elegance and refinement. A stand-out wine” (18/7/2016)
2014 Crown Prince Pinot Noir is the stand-out value-for-money pinot
Jeremy Oliver (95/100) - “The finest release yet under this label is an elegant, complex and finely balanced pinot ….. It’s long, smooth and unctuous, with a searingly intense presence of sour-edged cherry/plum fruit supported by a loose-knit spine of dusty tannins and deftly handled oak. Its finishing with balance and structure, a fresh acidity, a persistent core of flavour and a lingering meatiness.”
While 2014 Gamay & Gewurztraminer are Bass Phillip’s “in-house” favourites.
Phillip Jones : 2014 Gamay - “it shows the aromas and flavours of quality Beaujolais. Dark, intense, vibrant & complex. Good to drink now and over the next five years” 2014 Gewurztraminer - “Classic Gewurz aromatics, good acidity & defining minerality, textured & well balanced with long flavours. This is certainly the best we have made!”
2014 Vintage Release Dinner with Phillip Jones
@Scopri, Thur 1st of Sep 2016
For more details, please go to the news & event page
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Bass Phillip - aptly named after George Bass and Admiral Arthur Phillip – men of great pioneering spirit, foresight and leadership. That spirit lives on and is embodied in the founder and winemaker Phillip Jones who first established the winery in the southeastern corner of Australia in 1979, specialising in high-quality pinot noir and chardonnay wines.
Winemaking at Bass Phillip is uncompromising and driven by the respect for nature. The vineyards are organic since 1993 and biodynamic since 2002. All wine production process at Bass Phillip is guided by the cosmic rhythms that impart energy and vibrancy into the wines.
Made in a simple and traditional manner, with low-cropped vineyards, no irrigation and minimal intervention in the winery, the wines of Bass Phillip display flavours which are characteristic of the region and their individual vineyards. Deep mineral-rich soils, natural high humidity, and cooler temperatures in South Gippsland is also part of the magic that delivers the length, complexity, flavors, balanced acidity, and natural minerality to Bass Phillip wines. Combined with Phillip Jones’s undivided attention to detail in the vineyards and winery, and an insatiable passion for quality wine experiences, Bass Phillip produces extraordinary wines one vintage after another.
The most recent vintages of Bass Phillip pinot noir are the best we have produced. We put this down to older vines, more experience in winemaking, and continued sustainable practices in both the vineyards and winery.
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