By Farr

Tout Près Pinot Noir

9.341 ratings
9.317 pro ratings
Geelong, Port Phillip, 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
Scott Rowe

100% WB as The Farr’s do. Greatness.

100% WB as The Farr’s do. Greatness.

Mar 6th, 2021
Gilbert Van Hassel

Drunk immediately after the 2017 sangreal. A lot more weight and structure than the sangreal. This is a blockbuster Californian style Pinot, alcohol level 13.5 which is very decent but the wine feels like an overripe Cali. Not my thing but clearly high quality. Wait for the finesse to come out, if it ever will.

Drunk immediately after the 2017 sangreal. A lot more weight and structure than the sangreal. This is a blockbuster Californian style Pinot, alcohol level 13.5 which is very decent but the wine feels like an overripe Cali. Not my thing but clearly high quality. Wait for the finesse to come out, if it ever will.

May 29th, 2020
Al Shikoh

Recreation of “Judgement of Paris II” blind Pinot tasting with the addition of a bonus wine from the Central Otago:
medium ruby • very aromatic, cloyingly sweet floral aroma, cherry liqueur, cinnamon, banana, eucalyptus, moderate new oak • some savory components on the palate, moderate tannin, feels a bit hot although only 13.5% ABV • bottled under screw cap

Recreation of “Judgement of Paris II” blind Pinot tasting with the addition of a bonus wine from the Central Otago:
medium ruby • very aromatic, cloyingly sweet floral aroma, cherry liqueur, cinnamon, banana, eucalyptus, moderate new oak • some savory components on the palate, moderate tannin, feels a bit hot although only 13.5% ABV • bottled under screw cap

Jan 20th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Hard to know which was the better - the view/ambience/restaurant or the wine. Let’s start with the former. Rick Shores, the restaurant is at Burleigh Heads on Queensland’s Gold Coast which used to be on the World Surfing Tour. I highly recommend this restaurant to my Northern Hemisphere Delectable friends if you are ever down under. Asian inspired and voted #2 restaurant in Queensland in 2018. Come at lunch time or 6.15pm in the evening as we did. The red duck curry was superb as was the Whole Snapper. The wine itself- Light to mid crimson in colour. Notes of forest floor and damp undergrowth with a touch of oak. Herbal notes. On the palate sweet and savoury with maraschino cherries and incredible length. Would love to see this in 5 plus years. A classy drop.

Hard to know which was the better - the view/ambience/restaurant or the wine. Let’s start with the former. Rick Shores, the restaurant is at Burleigh Heads on Queensland’s Gold Coast which used to be on the World Surfing Tour. I highly recommend this restaurant to my Northern Hemisphere Delectable friends if you are ever down under. Asian inspired and voted #2 restaurant in Queensland in 2018. Come at lunch time or 6.15pm in the evening as we did. The red duck curry was superb as was the Whole Snapper. The wine itself- Light to mid crimson in colour. Notes of forest floor and damp undergrowth with a touch of oak. Herbal notes. On the palate sweet and savoury with maraschino cherries and incredible length. Would love to see this in 5 plus years. A classy drop.

Jan 3rd, 2019
Lee Lightfoot

Best auzzie pinot I've had. Sour cherry and tobacco menthol. Definite sense if place and balance.

Best auzzie pinot I've had. Sour cherry and tobacco menthol. Definite sense if place and balance.

Nov 26th, 2015
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

9.2

Top tier Pinot from this maker - surprisingly Burgundian characters with lovely feral nose and great sour fruit - good length

Top tier Pinot from this maker - surprisingly Burgundian characters with lovely feral nose and great sour fruit - good length

Feb 8th, 2015
Robbie Ward

Pinot perfection

Pinot perfection

Dec 19th, 2014
Carlo Mondavi

Owner/Winegrower RAEN Winery, Partner Continuum

9.4

100 percent whole cluster goodness... Light in color like a Pinot Gris fermented on the skins but great balance and texture.

100 percent whole cluster goodness... Light in color like a Pinot Gris fermented on the skins but great balance and texture.

Sep 21st, 2014
Jason Millar

Best Pinot in Australia?

Best Pinot in Australia?

Feb 19th, 2013
Big Wave Dave

About as good as Aussie pinot gets. Aromatically explosive - dark spicy fruit, mushroomy funk, and a menthol/tobacco note . The palate is full bodied and silky without being heavy. The quality of the rich dark fruit needs the acid and honed tannins of a young vintage. This would make old bones given the balance, but I prefer the young precocious colt. This is serious and nothing like the Giant Steps pinots of previous notes. 94++

About as good as Aussie pinot gets. Aromatically explosive - dark spicy fruit, mushroomy funk, and a menthol/tobacco note . The palate is full bodied and silky without being heavy. The quality of the rich dark fruit needs the acid and honed tannins of a young vintage. This would make old bones given the balance, but I prefer the young precocious colt. This is serious and nothing like the Giant Steps pinots of previous notes. 94++

Sep 17th, 2021