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Barratt The Reserve Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir

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Barratt The Reserve Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Crystal clear crimson; a radically different wine from the Bonython, with far more structure, texture and complexity, deriving in large measure from whole bunch/stem characters; the savoury/foresty notes underpinning the red and black fruits point to the need for some further bottle age before the wine reaches its peak.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Very similar colour to the Bonython; not filtered; a selection of the best barrels and (presumably) the best parts of the Uley and Bonython vineyards; the style is very similar to Bonython, the difference being greater definition and more intensity, yet retaining the hallmark silky texture.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
The complexity and purity here is really striking. The nose is a vibrant and lively array of strawberry, cherry, wild raspberry, complex hard brown spices and undergrowth. The palate's beautifully struck, with fine, mucky tannin riding the length, a sweep of gently toasty oak rolling through and a burst of flesh through the finish. Expressive and complex in all aspects, and worthy of some cellaring to boot.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Similar colour to the Bonython, sharing the spicy notes and the complexity, but with greater fruit intensity on both bouquet and palate; the length and persistence of the palate is also superior.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
This is a more cryptic and layered wine than the Bonython, sourced from the older plantings - it needs some time and space to unfurl and turns on impressive fragrance with air. Aromas are deep jn the undergrowth with berries, earth, leaves ancj mushroom/truffle hints. The palate is soulful and deep, making smooth transitions from front to back, fleshy through the middle and finely honed through the finish - very harmonious, elegant and long. Lingering fragrant cherry aftertaste. Barratt is a class act.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
More weight and power than The Bonython, with distinctly more plummy fruit; showing tar, earth, spice and dark fruits, the wine offers a fleshier and more substantial experience. Pro
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Driven by fruit from the Barratts' home vineyard, planted in 1983 and one of the oldest vineyards in the Hills, this offers soulful depth and cinnamon spice on the nose and some whole bunch lift, making a pure, precise impression. The palate has impressive focus and great intensity, lovely, fine, soft tannins and a gentle yet sturdy, settled nature. Twirling finish; long, integrated and impressive.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Slightly riper and darker fruit aromas than The Bonython; good weight, and silky on the palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Slightly deeper hue than the Bonython; much more intensity and concentration; plum, spice and cherry; firm acidity, and definitely needs time.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Light red; plum and red fruit aromas; sweet though not heavy fruit; good texture and mouthfeel.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
A finer and more elegant, but still remarkably complex, intense and long wine, with a great finish and aftertaste.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light to medium red-purple; fragrant, tangy, savoury overtones to the strawberry and cherry fruit of the bouquet flow into an intense, elegant and relatively light-bodied palate. It has an extremely long finish and lingering aftertaste, and is one of those Pinot Noirs which creep up and take possession of you. From the original 18-year-old vines; spends 11 months in French oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003

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