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Lillydale Estate Pinot Noir

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Lillydale Estate Pinot Noir

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Clear, vivid crimson hue; pure, light, bright red berry aromas, then a bright and clear palate, again with red cherry and strawberry fruit. Gold medal Sydney Wine Show '10.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
The Lillydale Estate cellar door is no longer open - and given that it was in one of the more isolated sections of the Yarra Valley, that's not a fact you want to learn the hard way. Tasted this from two bottles and the second bottle was much better - fresher, brighter, more fragrant - even though both bottles were sealed with a screwcap. Screwcap was meant to stamp out that kind of variation! The second bottle tasted of stewed cherries, spice and Turkish delight and displayed good, firm tannin structure. It had good length too. Impressive.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Straightforward red cherry fruit, this has even-handed pinot character, plenty of supporting wood, all in balance and some spice here too. Spritzy palate, raw vinous dark cherry flavour with the oak wedged in tight; there's earthy complexity, ripe dark cherries and some smoky '07 vintage character through the finish.
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Crimson-red; attractive wine, with supple plummy fruit on the relatively light-bodied but well-balanced palate; good length.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Strong colour; red cherry, plum and rhubarb aromas and flavours; good length, balance and overall mouthfeel.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Another winning take on the Yarra pinot theme: deep brambly fruits with charry oak and meaty spices rolling through the background. It starts out fine and silky on the palate, building richness and density in layers, turning bold and powerful; the tannins fold in dark velvet layers, finishing long and balanced.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Simple, honest and flavoursome, this rather jammy young pinot has a juicy expression of red cherries and plums backed by cedar/vanilla oak and undertones of cloves and cinnamon. Supported by a fine-grained spine of powdery, almost crunchy tannin, it's chewy and generous, but falls a fraction short.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
Campbell Mattinson (2006 Vintage) says
It almost seemed like the forgotten estate for a few years there, until the 2005 chardonnay threw a great deal of attention its way. Looks like the estate's quality as a whole ; is on the rise.2006 RELEASE Glossy texture, a nice mix of sappy/stemmy flavour andpure, well-ripened fruitiness, enough tannin to keep it well behaved and an overall feeling of balance. It's not heavy, but it's not light. It's good, DRINK 2010-2015.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A complex array of red cherry, plum, spice and hints of forest floor; silky mouthfeel, and good balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A pretty, spotlessly clean young pinot whose minty aromas of spicy red cherries, raspberries and restrained vanilla/bubblegum oak reveal faint undertones of eucalypt. Supple and sappy, its vibrant and juicy palate of fresh cherry/raspberry fruit overlies a restrained spine of genuine structure and tightly knit cedary oak.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Light, fresh, strawberry and cherry fruit with touches of spice; good varietal character, but lacks concentration.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
A flavoursome, smoky and surprisingly firm young pinot likely to build in the bottle. Its aromas of dark cherries and raspberries are backed by meaty nuances of duck fat, but the palate shows good depth of fruit. Just a little soupy for a higher score.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Bright colour; ripe, spicy/plummy fruit; some fine tannins to close.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Intense, spicy, savoury edges to the core of black fruits; very good structure and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004

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