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Comm. G.B. Burlotto

Vigneto Monvigliero Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

This whole cluster Barolo was surprisingly open with lush cherry & strawberry fruit. A very unique style of Barolo that would appeal to Burg aficionados — a month ago

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Tolpuddle Vineyard

Coal River Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Red fruits particularly cherry with stalky notes although I notice only 50% whole bunch fermentation. Quite a sweet palate initially - savoury and fruity at the same time. The oak influence is perfectly judged. Delicious - what a beautiful wine. Emphasising yet again that the Coal River Tasmania is perfect for Pinot Noir. The next night, just as impressive. — 8 months ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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2015 for this label is outstanding, i remember shivering when i first tasted it, i could not believe the beauty of this Pinot from Tassie.
Bob McDonald

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An outstanding new World Pinot. I enjoyed this as much as the Wendouree and pointed this slightly higher.
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Fair enough. I guess this bottle, if not at peak yet, its definitely closer to it than the Wendouree, so it totally makes sense, doesn't it? 😉 plus i wished all Tassie pinots would drink like this '15. We definitely can't compare the two styles, two different directions in every way.

Willamette Valley Vineyards

Whole Cluster Willamette Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir 2020

Lovely! Paired with cedar plank salmon w/fresh dill and citrus/ fennel salad on our back porch
— 6 months ago

Teutonic Wine Company

Bergspitze Whole Cluster White Label Laurel Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

Delicate and delightful. Red berries, black pepper, clean minerals, and some forest floor. Hints of smoke, maybe from the wildfires. Relatively light bodied. Very nice. — 10 months ago

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Giant Steps

Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

After the recent straight entry level Giant Steps Pinot from 2017 which was fruit driven and quite delicious this is one of their individual paddock wines - Applejack which is made in a different style with whole bunch ferment to the fore. Notes of anise and white pepper to the red fruited nose and palate. Hint of clove. Oak is resolved to my palate. Impressive and showing Steve Flamsteed’s ability as a winemaker. Postscript: Jackson Family Wines from the USA has acquired Giant Steps as of a year ago I believe. I would expect Giant Steps to be more readily available in the US now. — 2 years ago

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Ron R

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Good to know, @Bob McDonald. I’ll keep an eye 👁 out for their portfolio.

Willamette Valley Vineyards

Whole Cluster Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2022

Earthy flavor, dry at the end, fruit foward but not sweet, delicious. — 2 months ago

Windy Oaks Estate

100% Whole Cluster Pinot Noir 2010

This has aged beautifully. The red fruit is appropriate and in harmony with loads of exciting lift. The stem inclusion just adds another delightful dimension. — 6 months ago

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Pearce Predhomme

Whole Cluster Wild Ferment Syrah Cinsault 2020

Soft and juicy. Actually goes really well with seafood, especially shellfish. — 2 years ago

Bass Phillip

The Estate Pinot Noir 2014

See previous note from July 2020. Bright Ruby red. Nose as before with Red fruits and compost heap, forest floor. The palate has those earthy savoury rhubarb flavours and is totally balanced with resolved tannins. At 7 years it is probably at its peak with the palate in harmony with the red fruits (which will fade) and the savoury earthiness. I believe this is the time to drink this even though I see a window through to 2026. Tasted my last 2014 30 weeks later on 30th April 2022. A pale Ruby red with a tawny edge. Amongst the very fragrant perfumed nose there was a sooty note which was a byproduct of whole bunch in the ferment. Also a stewed rhubarb note. An excellent Pinot and 96 points from HH. — 2 years ago

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