Golding

Francis John Pinot Noir

9.27 ratings
9.81 pro ratings
Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia, 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
Jeremy Pollard

These were being run out at a bargain price in a Golding warehouse sale recently. The other bottles I opened were pretty rough and well past their prime. This one is notable because it was a very pleasant surprise: not just much more approachable than the others, but also a genuinely good pinot! It’s somewhat developed but still lively with soft, plummy fruit and whiffs of subtle, cedary oak. Thoroughly enjoyed this over three nights.

These were being run out at a bargain price in a Golding warehouse sale recently. The other bottles I opened were pretty rough and well past their prime. This one is notable because it was a very pleasant surprise: not just much more approachable than the others, but also a genuinely good pinot! It’s somewhat developed but still lively with soft, plummy fruit and whiffs of subtle, cedary oak. Thoroughly enjoyed this over three nights.

May 2nd, 2019
Matthew Phillips

Aromatic and savoury. Just like it says on the tin

Aromatic and savoury. Just like it says on the tin

Sep 30th, 2017
Louis Galtié

Cool label, burnt rubber

Cool label, burnt rubber

Nov 1st, 2016
Hewson Ortega

So glad to meet the name sake on the day of purchase. What a lovely gentleman, and a history to boot! The rating is as expected, and finally, a lovely Adelaide Hills Pinot that could last a few more years yet.

So glad to meet the name sake on the day of purchase. What a lovely gentleman, and a history to boot! The rating is as expected, and finally, a lovely Adelaide Hills Pinot that could last a few more years yet.

Oct 19th, 2016
Jeremy Pollard

Very attractive nose. Nice focussed, concentrated fruit with a spicy lick. A bite of sour cherry. This went very well indeed with Ricciardo's Malaysian F1 GP win.

Very attractive nose. Nice focussed, concentrated fruit with a spicy lick. A bite of sour cherry. This went very well indeed with Ricciardo's Malaysian F1 GP win.

Oct 2nd, 2016
Trevor Miller

Trevor had this 7 years ago

Trevor had this 7 years ago

Nov 26th, 2013
Gustav Norberg

Gustav had this 3 years ago

Gustav had this 3 years ago

Mar 18th, 2018