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Vintage 2016

'Release of the top reds'

 

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 The 2016 vintage pinots:

its been nearly two years since harvest, and with six months in the bottle ….
they're ready for release!

2016 was yet another great vintage showing spices and fine stone fruit flavours. Exceptionally long, in particular the Premium & Reserve wines.

These are wines you can drink now, especially Estate & Crown Prince, but will improve over the next five years or more.
None of these wines have been reviewed by the experts ….

Our winemaker’s ratings are given below.

 

 

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 Reserve pinot noir:

Again, a very complex, long-flavoured wine with very long tannins:  needs a few years in the cellar, but quite drinkable after three hours breathing.  (98)
 
Premium pinot noir:
Mouthfilling and long:  a” heady” experience  .... (97+)
 
Estate pinot noir:
This is the best Estate PN ever!  Fills your mouth with round, complex sweet fruits. Perfect balance & clean, lingering fruits in the finish.  Quite powerful.  (96+)
 
Crown Prince pinot noir:
This wine is all about spice and long tangy flavour.  More gentle in fruits, but rather complex:  easy dink which readily matches with all manner of dishes,  glass-after-glass!  Cellaring for two or three years will improve it,  but drinking now makes me happy!  (94)

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