Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Hurley Vineyard Garamond Pinot Noir 2012

This winery is now my number one Pinot Winery in Australia. The vineyard is located in Balnarring district in the Mornington Peninsula and they keep each vineyard separate. The dry grown vineyards are cropped extremely low but the average rainfall of 750 mm is enough to keep the vines ticking along. This wine receives cold soaking of the grapes after they are picked for 7 days before the grapes are allowed to warm up and naturally ferment. It sounds really easy but I guess they are just treating the grapes with respect.

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.

Alcohol: 13.9%
Rated: 95
Price: $80 rrp but I would sign up for the mailing list
Drink: 2017 - 2027

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