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Panorama Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Besides the slightly naff label (with due apologies to Panorama) this is one very fine Pinot Noir from a plain stunning part of Australia. What makes it so very good is that combination of delicacy and power, a wine that is simultaneously serious as well as pretty (and all at once).

Winemaker's Notes

This is our signature wine. This aromatic and intensely flavoured yet balanced Pinot Noir is made from our carefully selected estate vineyards at Panorama. All our wines are carefully hand-picked and hand-crafted.

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Panorama Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Full purple-crimson; as ever, the wine has a great volume and depth of red and black fruits, but seems to have achieved this simply by the quality of the grapes, and not through over-extraction. Good now, but will be better in three or four years.
To 2017
Australian Wine Companion 2013
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Deep purple, not star-bright; powerful plum and black cherry bouquet; too extractive for higher points.
2013
Australian Wine Companion 2012
87
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
A big wine, really ripe and showing some light browning across the rim. The aromas are of lifted perfume, some rich and ripe characters with plums and dark cherries, some earth notes and deep spice. The palate's simple and supple, sitting forward and open. Drink up.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A complex bouquet, and has length and complexity on the palate, all in a stemmy/savoury mould.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Meaty, wild and volatile, with a powerful presence of beetroot, plum and dark cherries backed by very raw, mocha-like oak, raisins and dark chocolate. Very hard, clunky and awkward.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
80
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Dense, blockbuster black cherry and plums; almost a distillation of the vintage.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Rich and plummy, with undertones of cherries and dried herbs, this rather weighty and textured young pinot has an oxidative, slightly aldehydic aspect but might freshen up with time in the bottle.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
87
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
This meaty and vegetal pinot has a musky, floral and confectionary perfume of red cherries, raspberries and redcurrants with undertones of cloves and cinnamon. Moderately long, smooth and elegant, It's framed by firmish, powdery tannins, offering a pleasing length of intense cherry/berry fruit before a lingering savoury and tightly structured finish.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
84
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
A pleasing marriage of vital juicy fruit with a firm, fine structure and earthy complexity. Its slightly confection-like fragrance of maraschino cherries, raspberries and red plums is backed by slightly meaty oak and forest floor-like undertones, it's juicy and fleshy, perhaps with a faint stalkiness, but long and evenly structured, finishing savoury and slightly meaty.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
92
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Good colour; the bouquet has solid plummy fruit as its foundation, the palate with abundant richness, and good structure. Built for medium-term cellaring, and very much in the Panorama style.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
90
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; the rich and dense bouquet offers ripe, dark plum and a nice touch of oak; the mouthfilling, rich and soft palate has a touch of bitter chocolate, and avoids any jammy flavours. Gold medal at the 2002 Tasmanian Wines Show.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
94
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Light to medium red, showing development already; plum, spice and cherry fruit aromas, together with subtle oak, are followed by a relatively light-bodied but quite complex wine on the palate, with more plum, spice and cherry flavours. Very pleasant, but looks as if it will be short-lived.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
85

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