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Meadowbank Henry James Pinot Noir

Cracka Review

Colour: Deep brick red.

Nose: Intense dark cherry with French oak overtones.

Palate: Soft tannins, great length and balance between fruit and oak.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Deep brick red.

Nose: Intense dark cherry with French oak overtones.

Palate: Soft tannins, great length and balance between fruit and oak.

expert reviews about

Meadowbank Henry James Pinot Noir

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Colour good; there is activity and complexity from the outset, great life and length to the black cherry, plum and spice flavours; oak is very much in evidence, but will integrate with time.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
Some attractive lighter, brighter fruit here -but why this is in a claret bottle is beyond everyone, I am sure! Red fruits and some bright vanillin oak dust across the top, and the palate delivers red fruit flavour and a light tannin chew with a milk chocolate finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
92
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Wild and briary, with a sweet floral perfume of dark cherries, beetroot and rhubarb, cloves and cinnamon over a meaty background of dried herbs and cherry brandy. Its firm and very ripe, with a chunky, preserved fruit-like presence of dark cherries, plums and berries underpinned by firm, drying tannins. Likely to evolve into an interesting
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
89
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
A joyful little Cru Beaujolais style whose sweet floral perfume of fresh raspberries, cherries and mulberries has a perfumed background of sweet chocolate/vanilla oak, with undertones of mocha. It's smooth and gentle, with a luscious presence on the palate that bursts with sweet fruit and oak, finishing with some herbal undertones and a hint of bacon. Likely to build with time.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
91
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Clear but developed colour; dark fruits with stem and herb notes on both the bouquet and firm palate; needs more sweet fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
88
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
A spicy, savoury pinot whose meaty, slightly jammy presence of maraschino cherries and raspberries is backed by musky notes of cloves and cinnamon. Smooth and silky, its juicy, ripe and sweet-fruited palate overlies a dusty, fine-grained chassis and complex suggestions of underbrush. It finishes slightly angular and edgy, but offers plenty of vibrant varietal quality.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
89
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
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Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A pretty, fine-grained and sappy pinot that is likely to build in weight and intensity with time in the bottle. Its floral fragrance of red cherries, raspberries and sweet oak has a confiture-like aspect, with underlying nuances of cinnamon, butter and cloves. Framed by very fine tannins, its silky palate of medium depth is charmingly lit with flavours of red cherries and blackberries, finishing with suggestions of dried herbs and mint.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
91
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
A fragrant mix of berry, spice and a touch of herb on the bouquet; savoury notes behind the red fruits of the long palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
93
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
84
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Some pretty Volnay-like fruit with sweet berry and cooked plum flavours is rather subdued beneath meaty, smoky bandaid-like aromas. Its palate is hard-edged and crying. Suggestive of a significant level of brettanomyces spoilage.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
77
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Stacked with flavour in the dark fruit spectrum; extractive or simply low yield? Very long.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
90
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium purple-red; the clean, direct bouquet has a pleasing mix of red plum, raspberry and strawberry fruit, the palate with highly focused fruit flavours, but yet to break out into complexity. When it does, should merit even higher points.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
91
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
Up-front, early-drinking pinot with a musky cinnamon-like perfume of rose petals and maraschino cherries over stalky nuances of game meat. Smooth and supple, it's long and fine-grained, with a lively length of cherry-like flavours before a slightly thin and herbal finish bound by fine, but sappy tannins.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
88
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Light to medium red-purple; the stylish bouquet is moderately intense, with savoury/sappy/spicy aromas and hints of the plum which comes through on the medium-weight palate; a savoury/spicy finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
90
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium to full purple-red; very strong, rich and powerful plummy fruit is balanced by nice oak. A lovely, rich, glossy plummy palate in luxuriant style, bolstered by appropriate tannins, acidity and oak, and which will age very well
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
95

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