Joshua Cooper

Doug's Vineyard-Romsey Pinot Noir

9.227 ratings
9.315 pro ratings
Macedon Ranges, 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
Ceccherini Cristiano

Wow, this is a big pinot with a marvellous tannin.
Bright and quiet vibrant.
There's leather, cinnamon, forest floor, musk.
White pepper, very floral, a blueberry with raspberries around. The green balsamic side is a delicate Thai mint rather than a straightforward eucalyptus. Tobacco leaves and more notes given by the very present oak component.
I trust this wine will find a better harmony on the sweet side in a while, perhaps when the tannin will soften.
However this is very different vest from the 19s and the 17s., more complex already and even though I believe this wine will age gracefully for a bit I find it already on a secondary stage compared to the formers. I am very fascinated, it reminded of a Vosne from Dom. Laurent.
Long after taste, excellent!

Wow, this is a big pinot with a marvellous tannin.
Bright and quiet vibrant.
There's leather, cinnamon, forest floor, musk.
White pepper, very floral, a blueberry with raspberries around. The green balsamic side is a delicate Thai mint rather than a straightforward eucalyptus. Tobacco leaves and more notes given by the very present oak component.
I trust this wine will find a better harmony on the sweet side in a while, perhaps when the tannin will soften.
However this is very different vest from the 19s and the 17s., more complex already and even though I believe this wine will age gracefully for a bit I find it already on a secondary stage compared to the formers. I am very fascinated, it reminded of a Vosne from Dom. Laurent.
Long after taste, excellent!

Sep 16th, 2020
Ceccherini Cristiano

Far too early to crack this open, but I couldn't resist.
It starts a bit like a good Beaujolais from a casual Oz Foillard, but with time loses some vibrancy to unfold complexity. I believe Joshua has found a magnificent vineyard that expresses a wine with many shade and has minerality and freshness quite rare for a red in Australia. I bid on him to become a future benchmark in the local market.
Macedon Ranges are going to become a new Eldorado for pinot...at least I hope...
BTW the 2017 vintage was poured by the glass at the Eleven Madison restaurant in New York, first Oz wine by the glass there.

Far too early to crack this open, but I couldn't resist.
It starts a bit like a good Beaujolais from a casual Oz Foillard, but with time loses some vibrancy to unfold complexity. I believe Joshua has found a magnificent vineyard that expresses a wine with many shade and has minerality and freshness quite rare for a red in Australia. I bid on him to become a future benchmark in the local market.
Macedon Ranges are going to become a new Eldorado for pinot...at least I hope...
BTW the 2017 vintage was poured by the glass at the Eleven Madison restaurant in New York, first Oz wine by the glass there.

Sep 12th, 2020
Ceccherini Cristiano

@Delectable Wine Back label says
Central Highlands and Ranges
Pinot Noir

Extremely young, it feels like whole bunches were used it.
Crunchy, vibrant even a little too hard.
I reckon it will smoothen down with a bit of time, but I still prefer the Doug''s vineyard.

@Delectable Wine Back label says
Central Highlands and Ranges
Pinot Noir

Extremely young, it feels like whole bunches were used it.
Crunchy, vibrant even a little too hard.
I reckon it will smoothen down with a bit of time, but I still prefer the Doug''s vineyard.

Apr 13th, 2020
Sara Beer

A wine that we discovered at the Island House in the Bahamas, as recommended by Chris Farnum. Very pretty red-fruited Pinot, with great fruit density and showing nice use of whole cluster.

A wine that we discovered at the Island House in the Bahamas, as recommended by Chris Farnum. Very pretty red-fruited Pinot, with great fruit density and showing nice use of whole cluster.

Mar 23rd, 2020
Ceccherini Cristiano

So attractive
Young and elegant, but it promises well too

So attractive
Young and elegant, but it promises well too

Apr 23rd, 2019
Ceccherini Cristiano

Definitely Young
I guess this is as good as an an Oz Pinot can get
Very Long finish
Fresh
Lots of fun to drink
It just lacks a bit of complexity due hopefully to the age
I am very curious 🧐🤔

Definitely Young
I guess this is as good as an an Oz Pinot can get
Very Long finish
Fresh
Lots of fun to drink
It just lacks a bit of complexity due hopefully to the age
I am very curious 🧐🤔

Nov 4th, 2018
Fraser McKinley

This is Ray-Monde Vineyard Pinot Noir and it is absolutely fantastic. Josh Cooper is making the tastiest Burgundian varieties in the land for my money - 2017

This is Ray-Monde Vineyard Pinot Noir and it is absolutely fantastic. Josh Cooper is making the tastiest Burgundian varieties in the land for my money - 2017

Sep 6th, 2018
Fraser McKinley

This pair was absolutely fantastic! The Chardonnay artisanal and Jura-esq. The Pinot, fleshy, rustic and delicious. Great youthful drinking - 2016

This pair was absolutely fantastic! The Chardonnay artisanal and Jura-esq. The Pinot, fleshy, rustic and delicious. Great youthful drinking - 2016

Sep 27th, 2017
Brash Higgins

Delicious pinot, nice and tangy acid keeps drawing you back

Delicious pinot, nice and tangy acid keeps drawing you back

Aug 22nd, 2017
Ronnie Sanders

Owner/Importer Vine Street Imports

9.3

Ronnie had this 3 years ago

Ronnie had this 3 years ago

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