Hurley Vineyard Garamond Pinot Noir 2012
The wine is pretty clean in the glass but you can tell that it isn't fined or filtered. I think this method preserves the beauty of the wine as the serious elements seem to flow right out the bottle just after I cracked it open. On the nose there is an earthy aroma with a speck of dried twigs and sour cherry kicking in. On the palate it is pretty much the same but it feels lighter in weight than the nose, then there is a massive kick of acidity that runns away with the palate length. The length and details is beguiling which makes this one of the best pinots I have tried in a long time from Australia. Furthermore the flavour profile is ultra savoury and thoughtful which makes me go back for more.
Price: $80 rrp but I would sign up for the mailing list
Drink: 2017 - 2027