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Bellarmine Wines Pemberton Pinot Noir

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Pinot from WA has never really shone in the limelight but now its time to shine has arrived and luckily Bellarmine chose the most suitable region in the west to promote their vision of Pinosity. Pemberton is cool and promotes perfect growing conditions for the ever-fickle Pinot Noir grape. This is hedonistic drinking, offering up all the cherried varietal charm associated with Pinot. It balances strawberry fruit with savoury hints before a long and satisfying finish. This is every ducks worst nightmare as it’s the most suitable match.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Medium red.

Nose: Complex aromas of cherries, strawberry and subtle spicy oak.

Palate: Layers of dark berry fruit on the palate with some spice supported by fine tannins. A medium bodied dry red Pinot Noir.


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Bellarmine Wines Pemberton Pinot Noir

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James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Excellent hue and depth to the colour; a pinot with its whole life in front of it, with its storehouse of red and black cherry fruit balanced and integrated French oak, and perfectly weighted tannins. Will steadily gain complexity over the next seven-plus years.
2020
James Hallidays Top Cellaring Selections of 2013
95
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Very good colour, verging on ruby; the bouquet is highly aromatic and strongly varietal, its promise fulfilled on the palate. Here there is a mix of cherry, plum and spice set in a savoury, forest floor spectrum; thanks to the depth of the primary fruit, these characters simply add to the appeal of the wine.
2017
17 July
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Clear crimson; another chapter opens with a WA pinot noir showing clear-cut varietal character, albeit in a region identified long ago by Bill Pannell; retains spicy, savoury notes despite substantial alcohol; very interesting wine, with a long, satisfying finish; 100 dozen made.
2016
Australian Wine Companion 2012
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2011
93
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
Fragrant and highly scented bouquet of sour cherry, violets and cinnamon. The palate is soft and generous for its medium body, while the firmish tannins and slightly stalky characters hold it firm through a solid structural core. Sweet fruit in the middle finishes dry.
Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide
89
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Very interesting and intense wine with a richness of tarry plum/tobacco aromas and flavours and a nice sweet entry to the palate.
Winestate magazine
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Clear and bright colour; while relatively light-bodied, has very good varietal fruit expression in a red and black cherry range; subtle oak and superfine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
91
Ray Jordan (2007 Vintage) says
A more complete pinot than the previous vintage. Ripe dark cherry and earthy berry notes on the nose with deep forest floor influences. The palate has a supple velvety texture but there is some central power from the fine tannins and well weight oak. Nice wine.
Ray Jordan's 2009 WA Wine Guide 2009
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Strong purple-red, bright and clear; powerful black cherry and plum; quite firm finish; needs and will repay cellaring. Great value.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
90
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Holding hue very well, still bright red-purple; fresh red cherry and plum; silky tannins add to the structure; good acidity suggests a fairly low pH.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
92

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