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Giaconda Pinot Noir

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Giaconda Pinot Noir

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Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Reminiscent of the Giaconda pinots of the late 1980s, this long and deeply flavoured wine brings structure and balance, plus the expectation of evolved complexity. It's meaty and quite woolly, with a reductive, lanolin-like bouquet of red cherries, berries, cloves and cinnamon backed by dusty spices. Medium to full-bodied, with a long, generous presence of sweet red cherries and berries, blackberries and fine-grained oak, it finishes quite dry, with lingering savoury, spicy and meaty aspects.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
94
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Subdued and slow to emerge, with a meaty, musky bouquet whose slightly spirity perfume of red berries and plums, rose petals and fresh cedar/vanilla oak reveal nuances of citrus fruits, autumn leaves and meaty, stalky undertones. Supported by a fine, firmish chassis, it's moderately long, with marginally green-edged fruits that steadily reveal more sweetness and richness, before finishing with notes of ripe figs.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
92
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Fine and silky, this elegant and tightly knit wine needs time to evolve into a Volnay-like expression of pinot Already quite evolved, it reveals rustic, reductive and briary scents of dark plums, red cherries, smoked meats and dried herbs. Dark and penetrative, supported by dusty, grainy tannins, It's supple and restrained, delivering pristine cherry/plum fruit that should steadily build with time in the bottle.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
94
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
There's a suggestion of Chinese fivespice beneath its rather pungent and assertive aromas of raspberries, redcurrants and dark cherries, offset by a pleasing background of slightly musky, meaty aromas. It's a powerful, sumptuous pinot whose spicy expression of cherries and plums settles down towards a fine, elegant finish.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
95
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium red; the bouquet is predominantly in the savoury/foresty spectrum, rather than fruity, but is not bitter. As ever, the palate has excellent structure and texture; it is simply that varietal fruit flavour/intensity is lacking.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
89
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Light to medium red, with just a hint of purple; there are amazing anise, French cashew and spice aromas which are decidedly unconventional, but the silky, long texture restores some of the balance and conventionality. The flavours and feel on the finish are excellent.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
93
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Light red, giving no hint of the outstanding character and flavour of the wine. The bouquet is striking, with fragrant sappy, spicy aromas; the palate is extraordinarily long, with silky slippery sappy foresty flavours rippling on and on. Superb with tea-smoked duck, each mouthful better than the previous one.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
95

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