Giant Steps

Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.05 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Yarra Valley, 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
Bob McDonald

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.

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.

Sep 25th, 2021
Brian Szluk

Lots of tomato

Lots of tomato

Dec 8th, 2017
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
Pierre Idiart

Lush, velvety smooth black and red cherry fruit. Surprising dark chocolate on the mid palate. Short abrupt finish was the only disappointment.. 610 cases, grey clay on loam, 19 year old vines. Solid effort

Lush, velvety smooth black and red cherry fruit. Surprising dark chocolate on the mid palate. Short abrupt finish was the only disappointment.. 610 cases, grey clay on loam, 19 year old vines. Solid effort

Nov 19th, 2016
Tom Wood

Smoked meats, pomegranate and plenty of wholebunch goodness

Smoked meats, pomegranate and plenty of wholebunch goodness

Sep 9th, 2016