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Diamond Valley Estate Pinot Noir

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Diamond Valley Estate Pinot Noir

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
The colour is still youthful; the bouquet has dark fruit and multi-spice aromas, the palate taking these to another level, with a savoury bent giving the texture, complexity and only the best Pinots have.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
94
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Dark fruited, with dark plum and Asian spice coming to the fore on the bouquet; the palate dense, with good acidity and flavour persistence; chewy and slightly ashy on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
88
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Light colour; stalky/ savoury/ spicy aromas, the palate down the same track, though with more pinot fruit showing; as ever, has good length.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
91
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Black cherry and plum aromas; remarkable intensity and length from such an apparently light-bodied wine; very good texture from sophisticated winemaking.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
94
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Good colour; spiced plum aromas, and more of the same on the palate plus sous bois nuances; good structure and texture.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A flavoursome but slightly unconvincing pinot whose floral, spicy and slightly confectionary perfume of raspberries, cherries and sweet vanilla oak precedes a juicy, smooth and generous palate with slightly under and over-ripe characters. Vibrant flavours of red cherries and berries are backed by currant-like influences and framed by slightly metallic tannins with greenish edges.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
88
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Highly aromatic and rich aromas redolent with plum and spice, which flow through to the palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
92
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
A delicious and drinkable pinot whose remarkably floral, pristine perfume of roses and cherries is supported by restrained vanilla oak. Supple and juicy, its round, smooth palate bursts with essence-like pinot flavour. Framed by fine, silky tannins, it's delightfully balanced and fruit-driven with enough length and structure for short-term cellaring.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
90
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Briary, meaty and savoury pinot with a complex and high-toned floral perfume of red and black cherries, plums and spicy nuances of undergrowth and turned earth. Fine-grained and silky, its smooth and willowy palate reveals a core of sweet, sappy fruit finishing with a dusty, herbal note.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
93
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Wonderfully intense black cherry and spice, yet not the least bit heavy; laden with promise.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
95
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; an aromatic bouquet with spicy, foresty, berry aromas which flow through into the mid-palate, but then the wine seems to tighten up on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
89
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
The bouquet has intriguing savoury bacony oak aromas alongside plummy fruit. The palate follows suit with complex flavour and texture, providing a mix of savoury/foresty/dark plum flavours and silky tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
93
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Strong red-purple in the context of Pinot Noir colour; the bouquet is powerful and stylish, with concentrated fruit and oak nicely balanced. The palate is similarly intense, but not forced; plum fruit is neatly counterpoised by a slightly foresty/stemmy green cut.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
94
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the tangy, sappy plum and strawberry aromas are of varietal Pinot Noir at its best, supported by just a hint of oak. The intense and complex dark plum fruit of the palate has a high-class underlay of spice and forest; long, harmonious and rich.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
94

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