Giant Steps

Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.167 ratings
9.117 pro ratings
Yarra Valley, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Mid crimson in colour. Aromas of cherry with caramel (oak) notes. On the palate great intensity - great balance of primary red fruits and earthy notes. Amazing quality for the price of $50. Tastes like a $100 Pinot. From the excellent 2017 vintage in the Yarra. Medium acid to finish off. Of all of the individual cuvées of Giant Steps, Applejack Vineyard has always been my favourite. Most impressive. Excellent potential.

Mid crimson in colour. Aromas of cherry with caramel (oak) notes. On the palate great intensity - great balance of primary red fruits and earthy notes. Amazing quality for the price of $50. Tastes like a $100 Pinot. From the excellent 2017 vintage in the Yarra. Medium acid to finish off. Of all of the individual cuvées of Giant Steps, Applejack Vineyard has always been my favourite. Most impressive. Excellent potential.

Apr 28th, 2018
Brian Szluk

Lots of tomato

Lots of tomato

Dec 8th, 2017
Amanda Yallop

Love it, vibrant red fruit, perfumed, pretty, spicy, silky tannin , fine acidity, long length

Love it, vibrant red fruit, perfumed, pretty, spicy, silky tannin , fine acidity, long length

Oct 3rd, 2016
Scott Taddeo

red apple skin, raspberry, herbal, rose hip, cardamom with silky tannins. Good authority on the palate. Superb

red apple skin, raspberry, herbal, rose hip, cardamom with silky tannins. Good authority on the palate. Superb

Sep 8th, 2016
Justin Crow

Cellar Door Manager Montalto

9.5

Macerated cherries, pomegranate and blood orange fruits make a big first impression, but there's so much more; layers of earth, smoke, game and savoury spice reveal a seriously complex wine. This is truly a benchmark Yarra Valley Pinot.

Macerated cherries, pomegranate and blood orange fruits make a big first impression, but there's so much more; layers of earth, smoke, game and savoury spice reveal a seriously complex wine. This is truly a benchmark Yarra Valley Pinot.

Feb 3rd, 2016
Stuart Robinson

Wonderful Pinot: depth, meaty, chewy, smokey.

Wonderful Pinot: depth, meaty, chewy, smokey.

Oct 19th, 2015
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

8.0

This is the wine that was a close runner up for the Jimmy Watson - not sure what the fuss is about - certainly not my style - simple, thin & light IMO

This is the wine that was a close runner up for the Jimmy Watson - not sure what the fuss is about - certainly not my style - simple, thin & light IMO

Mar 16th, 2015
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.9

Great 2010 Vintage along with 2012, and 2013 vintage great Pinot Noir! Wonderfull.

Great 2010 Vintage along with 2012, and 2013 vintage great Pinot Noir! Wonderfull.

Oct 21st, 2014
Molly Rydzel

Delicate, smoky, brambly, tasty!!!

Delicate, smoky, brambly, tasty!!!

May 23rd, 2014
Aaron Meeker

Sales & Marketing Vine Street Imports

9.0

100% whole cluster

100% whole cluster

Feb 10th, 2014