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Jones Road Pinot Noir

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Here is a real food style of pinot noir. It's a bit more savoury than fruity, but it does have some bright, appealing red berries and hedgerow fruits in the mix of earthy savouriness. The palate is medium-bodied with velvety tannins, and a dry, savoury, berry-edged finish. This comes into it's own with some duck or slow-cooked lamb.

Winemaker's Notes

Plenty of fine pinot character and complexity with spicy forest berry, red cherry, cocoa powder and a handsome layer of fine-grained savoury French oak woven throughout. The palate is supple, lithe and even with layered tannins holding crunchy red cherry flavour in elegant, gently curved shape. Terrific balance and resolve – cherry stone finish.

This area of Pinot was selected for our premium label as it had provided outstanding flavours in the past. The vines were cane pruned and restricted to 20 buds. Trained to a VSP open canopy, to provide sunlight & air movement through the canopy. Minimal watering was used and bunch numbers restricted. The grapes were picked relatively early on 3rd March as soon as the berries developed the required flavour profile.

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Jones Road Pinot Noir

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
To 2018
Australian Wine Companion 2013
90
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Relatively pale colour; light-bodied, with touches of forest floor, mineral and savoury notes.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
87

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