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Ashton Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2009
Stephen George makes some of the most age-worthy examples from this variety in Australia and this wine is no different. The flavours are so tightly coiled around the tannin structure and acidity that they don't show well at this stage. Even still the 100% new French oak as been sucked up and spat out suggesting that there is a huge amount of power to be released at a later date in this wine. What excites me most about this wine is when it enters your mouth the tannins meander up my tongue coating every spare taste bud and stay there as if they have set up camp for the night. Love it!
Drink: 2016 - 2023