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Barratt The Bonython Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir

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Barratt The Bonython Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
93
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
This pale pinot noir has a bright strawberry and cherry fruit nose, really perfumed and lifted - it's all about the vibrant fruit here. The palate has a carpet-like layer of furry, fine tannins and ripe strawberry flavour gliding even through the finish. As approachable as it should be.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
92
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
All of Barratt’s pinot noir is harvested, fermented and sent to barrel as if it’s going to be reserve wine, and it’s only a barrel selection down the track that declassifies part of the crop to this second label. From two of the Adelaide Hills’ great pinot vineyards, the result is predictably impressive, and 2009 was a particularly elegant and fruit-focused rendition. A lifted bouquet of rose petals, violets and dried herbs flows into a palate of dried cranberries against a backdrop of red cherries and finely textured tannins.
Wine Taste Special Edition 78
92
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
Attractive brambly berry fruits here and a lively, lifted set of aromas that make a fragrant and alluring impression on the nose, really stylish and vivacious. The palate delivers plenty of cherry and berry flavour amid juicy, supple tannins - really pure and highly drinkable. Superb balance.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
93
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
93
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Light colour; cherry, plum and gentle spice bouquet; light-bodied with focused sweet red fruit core, and an attractive silky finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Sourced from the cool saddle of the Piccadilly Valley, this has bold primary, almost raw, fruit characters, blue fruits, strawberry jam and forest floor. Delivers plenty of strawberry flavour on the palate, some cool herbs and approachable tannins.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
90
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A clean bouquet with no reduction; a light- to medium-bodied spicy/stemmy style, but with sufficient red fruit flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Shows considerable colour development; a light-bodied fragrant and perfumed cocktail of berries, forest and violets; super-fine tannins. Colour certainly suggests early consumption.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
92
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Potent, intense, complex aromas; dark plum, spice, sous bois and oak are all happening. The palate follows on precisely: rich, ripe and full but not jammy.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
95
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; distinctly deeper than the Reserve; the darker plummy fruit is likewise very different, and the wine makes a much more positive statement as it enters, with a mix of plum and forest, but has nowhere near the length of the Reserve, notwithstanding some tannins on the finish. The first vintage from the estate-owned Bonython Vineyard, planted in 1997.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
90

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