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2014 Murdoch Hill 'the Phaeton' Pinot NoirPinot Noir from Australia

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"The fruit for this wine comes from a high altitude vineyard standing at 550m in the Piccidally Valley of the Adelaide Hills, Australia This Steep East facing vineyard with mat...

  • 95 James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
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About

95

Pours on the charm. Not particularly deep in colour but it produces a volume of flavour and scent. Spice box, swish cherries, a foresty element and woody spice. It's like a nature walk, complete with garden herbs and succulent berries aplenty. Satiny texture and firmish tannin the icing on a most delicious cake.

Product Description:

"The fruit for this wine comes from a high altitude vineyard standing at 550m in the Piccidally Valley of the Adelaide Hills, Australia This Steep East facing vineyard with mature vines was planted to a mix of MV6, 114 & 115 clones. This cold location and aspect protect the vines from the afternoon sun resulting in a much later ripening vineyard and provides extraordinary conditions to produce premium Pinot Noir of great elegance, vibrancy and structure

The wine was made with extraordinary care, each clone was hand picked and then fermented separately using a more delicate touch. Retaining whole berries and the inclusion of whole bunches with gentle pump over’s help to retain elegance and show the purity of the vineyard. Older French oak barrels were selected to mature the wine for a period of 9 months to retain the vibrant fruit characters. The best barrels were selected for this limited wine before the wine was bottled without fining or filtration. The resulting wine has beautiful raspberry, clove and spice aromatics with subtle red fruits supported by a textural palate with firm sappy tannins that is supported by the incredible depth of fruit." - Winer

Product Detail

Item # 111667
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-Region Adelaide Hills
Ratings

95 - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion

Vintage 2014
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom
Nose barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato