Reviews

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Production Level

Vineyard Origin

Vine Age

Cropping
(tonnes/acre)

Enjoy Drinking
(years)

Cellaring Potential
(max years)

Descriptors:*

Reserve
pinot noir

very
limited

Estate

31

1

3>>25

15 to 25

Subtle - Powerful finish - v. complex

Premium
pinot noir

small

Estate

31

1

3>>20

10 to 20

Layered - multi-flavoured - Long

Estate
pinot noir

good
quantity

Estate & 'Leongatha'

'22'

1.2

2>>15

8 to 15

Rich fruits - Fat mid-palate

Crown Prince 
pinot noir

major
product

'Leongatha'

14

1.25

2>>12

6 to 12

Sweet fruits - Soft, easy drink - Perfumed

Premium
chardonnay

very
limited

Estate

31

1

2>>15

8 to 15

Intense - Powerful citrus - Firm acid

Estate
chardonnay

small

 'Leongatha'

14

2

2>>12

8 to 12

Perfumed - Balanced - natural acid

Gamay

small

Estate & 'Leongatha'

'17'

2

2>>8

6 to 8

Dark fruits - mouthfilling - Easy, balanced

Pinot Rose

good
quantity

 'Leongatha'

14

2.5

-

-

Rich - complex - earthy, but fresh

* Most of our red wines are soft & balanced, with good natural acidity, long flavour & "terroir"

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Expert Reviews of Bass Phillip Wines

"Make no mistake about it ... this a brilliant Pinot Noir, undoubtedly one of the finest being produced in Australia.  Cote de Nuits-like characteristics are evident in the gorgeously sweet, plum, berry, and cherry fruit flavors infused with cinnamon and allspice. .... full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, with superb purity, creamy, big, thick, Burgundian-like texture (that has not been foolishly acidified), and a long, concentrated finish.    Extremely complex, and more forward and evolved than most Burgundies are at a similar age, this is beautifully made wine. .... a brilliant effort."
-
ROBERT M. PARKER JR, The Wine Advocate

 “Imagine you were asked to select a Dream Team of Australian wines - a dozen bottles of modern classics to show some international wine-lovers the best that this country can produce. Which wines would you choose? I’d rather field a collection of single-region, single-vineyard wines that taste more of where they’re from than how they’ve been made.The only pinot noir in the list was Bass Phillip Premium."
- MAX ALLEN, The Weekend Australian Magazine, June 27-28, 2009 Click here to read more from Max Allen.

"It is (Bass Phillip Reserve 2010) the greatest Australasian pinot ever made, here is a wine of astonishing purity and elegant harmony….Over the years, (winemaker) Phillip Jones has toyed with true greatness. He has achieved it to an awesome degree.”
– James Halliday,

“Bass Phillip wines are very complex, delicious wines with mounting degrees of power and profundity.”
– Huon Hooke

 “It is a madly rare, profoundly intense and exquisitely balanced wine which reflects the nuances of an exceptional vineyard site.”
- Langton’s Andrew Caillard MW.

“When Bass Phillips hits the highs, it truly pushes the boundaries of Australian Pinot Noir greatness.”
– Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

“Putting it simply, Bass Phillip has made some of best pinot noir I’ve drunk in my whole life, from anywhere of any age.”
– Robert Geddes MW, Wines That Make Me Thirsty.

Australian Wine Vintages 2016, meet Bass Phillip winery from Leongatha, within the Gippsland region of Victoria - Click to watch video

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