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Goaty Hill Pinot Noir

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Cracka Review

Ahhh pinot noir. The holy grail of grape varieties, and a truly fussy bugger to get right. It's higher maintenance than Kim Kardashian in the vineyard and the winery, so when it comes out right, it's worth celebrating. Dark plums and cherries decorate the nose of this offering from Goaty Hill, along with a lick of spice, toast and earthiness. The palate is plush and compact with rich, dark fruits, fine savoury-edged tannins and good acid drive that will keep it trucking along for a couple of years.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Light cherry red with vibrant hues on the edges.

Nose: This wine has a powerful immediate nose with strong hints of raspberry/strawberries.

Palate: Delicate raspberry/strawberry and spice elements drive the light bodied but balanced palate. Beautiful French oak (10 months) together with positive tannins make this wine very Burgundian in style.

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Goaty Hill Pinot Noir

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
89
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Mid-garnet, bright; a ripe and spicy bouquet of black cherry, plum and clove; the palate is generous, with red fruits piercing the palate, and fine tannins showing elegantly on the generous finish.
2015
Australian Wine Companion 2012
94
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
Continuing on the same improved trajectory as the 2009 vintage, this has a sense of composure and concentration about it that makes it a rewarding proposition. Aromas are in the ripe dark-cherry and plum spectrum, with plenty of spice and hints of earth complexity; the toasty oak's well-judged. The palate's rich and silky, with an assertive surge of acid behind fleshy fruit, making it a delightful wine now and a mid-term bet for the cellar. Tannins run even through the finish.
2014
The Good Wine Guide
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Good hue and depth; spiced plum aromas are replayed on the palate; perfectly pitched tannins provide texture and length; in its infancy, but will develop very well.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
93
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
A more settled wine than the '08, with dark spices and earthy complexity giving way to dark-cherry and plum fruits. Ripe, concentrated fruit opens the palate - plums and earthy sweet spices; fruit and oak rumble away through the finish.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
The first thing you'll notice is a big lash of toasty oak that initially obscures the fruit in this wine; there's a spicy side as well. The palate shows sweet yet twangy character, still settling down, as the meaty, oak-derived artefact is dominating the fruit purity for now. Nice tannin weight and a fresh, crunchy finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Brilliant clarity; spice and red fruit aromas, then a palate quivering with life and intensity; a long, fine finish with gossamer tannins
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Clear and bright colour; relatively light-bodied, but very pure and correct red fruit pinot flavours; so far little complexity, which may build with time.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Smooth, supple, plum and cherry; a fraction one-dimensional, but has balance and flavour.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90

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