|Production Level||Vineyard Origin||Vine Age||Cropping*
|Descriptors: "Most of our red
wines are soft & balanced, with good
natural acidity, long flavour & "terroir"**
|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|
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THE 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.
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