Bass Phillip

Premium Gippsland Pinot Noir

9.37 ratings
9.35 pro ratings
Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Medium ruby red with a tawny edge. As per previous notes - always a delight to taste this wine. Aromatics of red fruits (strawberry) rose petals, beetroot and compost heap. The palate is very complex and so multifaceted - earthy red fruits with a degree of sweetness. A gorgeous new world Pinot - one of the best of recent times. Would love to put this in a lineup of 2010 Premier and Grand Cru Butgundies and taste them all blind. It would surprise many people.

Medium ruby red with a tawny edge. As per previous notes - always a delight to taste this wine. Aromatics of red fruits (strawberry) rose petals, beetroot and compost heap. The palate is very complex and so multifaceted - earthy red fruits with a degree of sweetness. A gorgeous new world Pinot - one of the best of recent times. Would love to put this in a lineup of 2010 Premier and Grand Cru Butgundies and taste them all blind. It would surprise many people.

Aug 22nd, 2020
Bob McDonald

Catching up with old wine notes now that I’m spending more time at home. Aromas of earth, mushrooms, beetroot, root vegetables in general. Afterwards - dried rose petals. Easily Premier Cru standard. The palate is intense, fluid, long and very Burgundian - the most of any Australian Pinot although I am hearing wonderful things about By Farr Serre. A sooty tarry earthy element developed after a while. A brilliant Pinot Noir.

Catching up with old wine notes now that I’m spending more time at home. Aromas of earth, mushrooms, beetroot, root vegetables in general. Afterwards - dried rose petals. Easily Premier Cru standard. The palate is intense, fluid, long and very Burgundian - the most of any Australian Pinot although I am hearing wonderful things about By Farr Serre. A sooty tarry earthy element developed after a while. A brilliant Pinot Noir.

Mar 28th, 2020
Bob McDonald

Generally regarded as one of Australia’s top Pinot Noirs. This is the second one of 6 I had in the cellar and based on this I need to drink the remainder in the next couple of years. The wine is pale to medium Ruby. On the nose there are sweet dusty cherry aromas with lovely florals. The palate is just medium bodied, quite sweet, lighter than expected but quite a persistent long finish. A very good Pinot but lacking some mid palate oomph. With time stewed red fruits - that Bass Phillip swampiness. I have had better examples of the Premium. Next in 4 to 6 months. Footnote: My previous note in May 2019 indicates the wine was showing better at the time.

Generally regarded as one of Australia’s top Pinot Noirs. This is the second one of 6 I had in the cellar and based on this I need to drink the remainder in the next couple of years. The wine is pale to medium Ruby. On the nose there are sweet dusty cherry aromas with lovely florals. The palate is just medium bodied, quite sweet, lighter than expected but quite a persistent long finish. A very good Pinot but lacking some mid palate oomph. With time stewed red fruits - that Bass Phillip swampiness. I have had better examples of the Premium. Next in 4 to 6 months. Footnote: My previous note in May 2019 indicates the wine was showing better at the time.

Jan 12th, 2020
Bob McDonald

Mid to pale crimson. The intensity on the palate belies its paleish colour - textbook Bass Phillip. Earthy compost heap, cherry, mushroom and beetroot aromas and flavours. Superb wine. A briefer note than usual - too busy enjoying the wine - the first of 6 in the cellar - the others to be enjoyed over the next 5 plus years.

Mid to pale crimson. The intensity on the palate belies its paleish colour - textbook Bass Phillip. Earthy compost heap, cherry, mushroom and beetroot aromas and flavours. Superb wine. A briefer note than usual - too busy enjoying the wine - the first of 6 in the cellar - the others to be enjoyed over the next 5 plus years.

May 12th, 2019
Dave Kluz

Dusky, cranberry, dark cherry. Beautiful texture.

Dusky, cranberry, dark cherry. Beautiful texture.

Nov 18th, 2014
Louis Schofield

Sommelier/Wine Merchant East End Cellars

8.5

Louis had this 6 years ago

Louis had this 6 years ago

Nov 21st, 2014
Naoyuki Honda

Naoyuki had this 7 years ago

Naoyuki had this 7 years ago

Jan 24th, 2014