Castle Rock Estate Pinot Noir 2017

$32.00

Recommended Retail Price - $34

AWARDS
Gold & Trophy Best Pinot - Wine Show of Western Australia 2018
Silver - Hobart Royal Wine Show
Silver - Adelaide Royal Wine Show

ASSESSMENT

Colour:  Mid red colour.

Bouquet: The aromas from this wine show true Pinot Noir character. Strawberry and cherry fruits are backed by a complex and creamy gaminess. There are also hints of spice, stalks, and some charry barrel ferment characters all combining to give the wonderful complex aromas you would expect from good Pinot Noir.

Palate: The front palate shows the cherry and strawberry fruit characters. There is a silky texture and wonderful balance running through the mid palate, with the quality French oak adding subtle charry characters. The tannins are fine and balanced, combining with a tight acid structure to give a long, lingering and powerful finish. The light gaminess adds complexity, which will continue to develop with age.

FOOD ACCOMPANIMENT

Perfect with duck but also try with lamb, chicken and mild Asian dishes.   

CELLARING POTENTIAL

Will continue to improve and develop complexity with age; cellar for 6 to 8 years.

Harvest Date: 14th April 2017
Bottling Date: 5th February 2018
Alc: 12.5%
pH: 3.55
T.A.: 7.1g/L
Residual sugar: 0g/L

REVIEWS

"92+ Points.  You have to hand it to them. This is very good. It doesn’t have a lot of treble but its bass notes are complex and alluring. Spice, undergrowth, floral herbs, stems and churns of dark, macerated berries. Tannin adds presence as well as shape; the finish is convincing. Very nicely done." The Wine Front, Campbell Mattinson 

"... Castle Rock Estate Pinot Noir definitely elicited the "wow" factor. Fragrant and vibrant, it unleashed top notes of mushroom straw, cedary oak and wafts of mixed herbs. These attributes are well supported by clear acid, fine tannins and opulent fruit in the strawberry / dark cherry range.. The aromas and flavours continued to evolve in the glass over the meal of grilled lamb cutlets. It is a well-crafted, flavoursome Pinot Noir, reflective of the region. It currently delivers mouth-filling generosity of fruit, but will continue to develop and please with some cellaring."  The Grape Hunter, Gibert Labour, Nov 2018.

"...it is light bright red, has a bouquet redolent in cherries & strawberries, beautiful lively fine tuned palate with great structure & a classy finish. OUTSTANDING!!"  Wine Assist, Dan Traucki, Nov 2018.

"...Cherries are the main contributor on the palate bordering on the darker spectrum, yet they are nicely balanced by strawberry characters and a nice touch of spiciness, but it’s all about the fruit with this wine and bravo I say..." Words from a Wineglass, Nov 2018

"9.3/10  Quintessential pinot and perhaps the embodiment of what pinotphiles around the globe desire … but it could just be forthright WA pinot. Amazingly bright." Daily Examiner, Max Crus