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Hungerford Hill Tumbarumba Pinot Noir

Cracka Review

A colour of deep ruby. The youthfully dominant bright raspberry aroma is substantiated with rosemary, black olive and truffle characters. The palate is a complex woven texture of varietal flavour and freshness with finely completed fruit and oak tannins.


Hungerford Hill Wine Reviews and Accolades

Bronze Medal: 2010 NSW Wine Awards
Bronze Medal: 2010 Rutherglen Wine Show
Commended: 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards

"Duck is figuring increasingly in our menus these days and this is an ideal wine to go with it. Brick red hues show in the glass and the nose has aromas of ripe cherries and cinnamon. The front palate has vibrant raspberry flavour, followed up on the middle palate by blueberry, mint and herb fruit characters and subtle savoury oak. Smooth dusty tannins come through at the finish." - 4.5 Glasses, John Lewis for the Newcastle Herald, 2010

"Such was the potential of this wine that it was matured in the winery's best one-and two-year-old French oak barriques. The cool-climate influence shows in the fruit flavour intensity, while a backbone of finely grained tannins and a rumour of oak adds to its considerable charm. Forget Shy Rights. Start skiting, Tumbarumba." - Country Style, September 2010

"Fresh and lively with lashing of red summer fruits, medium acid and grippy tannins." - National Liquor News, 2010

Winemaker's Notes

A colour of deep ruby. The youthfully dominant bright raspberry aroma is substantiated with rosemary, black olive and truffle characters. The palate is a complex woven texture of varietal flavour and freshness with finely completed fruit and oak tannins.


Hungerford Hill Wine Reviews and Accolades

Bronze Medal: 2010 NSW Wine Awards
Bronze Medal: 2010 Rutherglen Wine Show
Commended: 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards

"Duck is figuring increasingly in our menus these days and this is an ideal wine to go with it. Brick red hues show in the glass and the nose has aromas of ripe cherries and cinnamon. The front palate has vibrant raspberry flavour, followed up on the middle palate by blueberry, mint and herb fruit characters and subtle savoury oak. Smooth dusty tannins come through at the finish." - 4.5 Glasses, John Lewis for the Newcastle Herald, 2010

"Such was the potential of this wine that it was matured in the winery's best one-and two-year-old French oak barriques. The cool-climate influence shows in the fruit flavour intensity, while a backbone of finely grained tannins and a rumour of oak adds to its considerable charm. Forget Shy Rights. Start skiting, Tumbarumba." - Country Style, September 2010

"Fresh and lively with lashing of red summer fruits, medium acid and grippy tannins." - National Liquor News, 2010

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Hungerford Hill Tumbarumba Pinot Noir

Expert Reviews

Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
A straight-shooting, attractively fruited pinot noir, with red0cherry fruit, gentle herbal notes and a fragrant perfume. The palate's mapped out with chirpy acidity, gathering spice and tannin through the juicy finish. Elegant.
The Age Good Wine Guide, 2011 2010
91
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
88
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
Pinot noir is often either acidic or alcoholic. Tumbarumba provides freshness and high acidity and skilled winemaking results in a restrained cherry complexity.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
88
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
92
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Pinot noir is often either acidic or alcoholic. Tumbarumba provides freshness and high acidity and skilled winemaking results in a restrained cherry complexity.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
88
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
There's a lot of woody, oak-barrel flavour here, which prompted Walsh to label it a 'termite's dream'. Don't mind him. Loaded up with flavours of spicy nougat-like oak, before its fruitier, cherry-plummed charms are revealed. Has a fair bit of fruit power and a lot of vanilla oak flavour. Quite fresh and lively with light grainy tannins - structurally it's shipshape. It's a good wine for sure, but you have to enjoy a good whack of oak.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
91
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Pinot noir is often either acidic or alcoholic. Tumbarumba provides freshness and high acidity and skilled winemaking results in a restrained cherry complexity.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
87
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Has considerable intensity, with a mix of cherry, plum and anise/spice supported by fine, gently savoury tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
92
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Pinot noir is often either acidic or alcoholic. Tumbarumba provides freshness and high acidity and skilled winemaking results in a restrained cherry complexity.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
86
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Quite complex plum and spice flavours with good mouthfeel and length; strong varietal character throughout.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
93
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Deep purple-red; powerful, deep, ripe black cherry and satsuma plum have absorbed the new French oak. Patience required.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
92
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Complex, smoky oak infusion on bouquet and palate; in the savoury spectrum with some stylish austerity; excellent length.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
89

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