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Bannockburn Stuart Pinot Noir

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Bannockburn Stuart Pinot Noir

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
The oldest plot of close-planted vines made without any destemming, this has a distinctive, sappy nose with lovely, fragrant lift across the top of bright wild red cherry fruits and plenty of bracken. The palate s silky and supple, really smooth and even; it delivers a wealth of juicy cherry flavour with lively acidity and sleeve-like, smooth tannin glide.
Good Wine Guide 2013
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
Not for the timid; an unashamed, headlong plunge into a vat of stalks. Immensely stalky and sappy with 100% whole bunch. Fruit fights to the surface bringing something caressing, silky, captivating and eerily persistent.
Wine 100, October Issue 2011
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Some colour development; the 100% whole bunch fermentation comes through strongly on the vibrant and spicy bouquet and equally emphatically on the palate, which has great drive and length, finishing with fine-grained tannins; a mix of red berries, spice and forest floor.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
This Stuart pinot is differentiated by the method of fermenting only whole bunches of pinot grapes; that's right, 100%. It brings an upwards spiral of complex aromatics to the nose, hard baking spices and cherry fruits. The palate's where it all unfolds, amazing textural density, super-soft, pillow-like flesh and fine long dense tannins sweep through the finish. Superb.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
While the style has similarities to the varietal, the wine announces itself from the word go, the bouquet and palate with intense spicy plum and black fruits, the finish expanding even further.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
An intense wine, with a particularly strong structure; forest floor, spice and black cherry, then a lingering finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Angus Hughson (2003 Vintage) says
The Stuart Pinot Noir is a step above the regular label showing additional power and complexity. This a particularly dense release, clearly made to flower over the next 5 to 10 years.
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Typically rich, complex and intense; multiple layers of spice, forest, plum and black cherry flavours; excellent structure and mouthfeel; classic wine from a classic vintage.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006

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