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Australia's most famous Pinot producer has changed hands. Max finds out what is planned, and hoped for.When I visited Phillip Jones at Bass Phillip vineyard in Gippsland, south-east of Melbourne, in late February, the 74-year-old winemaker gave no indication he was in the final, stressful stages of selling his beloved business. Instead, Jones was in fine form. Entertainingly irascible as ever, he…

New release of the 2018 vintage is now available to Bass Phillip Club Members

The 2018 harvest produced an abundance of fruit of extremely high quality. More importantly, these fruit exhibited secondary flavours which resulted in wines that are imbued with femininity and length, balanced with good natural acidity, finishing harmoniously across the palate. Textured and long, the wines are outstanding and should improve well in the cellar over the next five to ten years.…

BASS PHILLIP 2018: TASTING & REVIEWS BY JAMESSUCKLING.COM

Previous owner Phillip Jones getting to work back in 2009. New Bass Phillip owner Jean-Marie Fourrier in his Burgundy vineyards. Legendary Australian pinot noir producer Bass Phillip was sold to a consortium of three buyers a few weeks ago, March 31, right on the cusp of the 2020 h…

Critics Reviews and Market Recognition of the Bass Phillip Wines

Market RecognitionRecognition has been regular since 2000, when the top three wines were included in the “Langton’s Classification of Australian Wines: the Reserve, Premium and Estate pinot noirs, with the Reserve placed next to Penfolds Grange, at the top of the table. This is the only official classification of Australian wines, now revised every four years. Since 2000, the Reserve and Premium…

Bass Phillip 2018 Wines Coming Soon

Be the first to get your hands on the highly anticipated Bass Phillip 2018 Wines Bass Phillip Club members get priority access to the soon-to-be released Bass Phillip 2018 wines. If you are not already a Club member, sign up  here! Information about each wine is available in the respective stores.Wines available only to Club Members 2018 Bass Phillip Reserve Pinot Noir* 2018 Bass Phil…

James Halliday reviews Bass Phillip wines

The greatest Australian pinot noirs are those of Gippsland’s Bass Phillip. There is nothing new about my ratings of these; I was lucky to be present at the first official tasting in 1991 of the pinots made by Phillip Jones between 1984 and ’89, and knew I was in the presence of greatness.Jones is down to earth, at times taciturn, and not infrequently the most disorganised winemaker of his era, pub…