Black Quail Estate Pinot Noir 2019


A very smart, small production Felton Rd Pinot Noir from a great vintage.

"The youthful 2019 vintage (5*) is the best yet. Hand-harvested at Bannockburn, it was matured in French oak casks (25 per cent new), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Full, bright ruby, it is enticingly perfumed, mouthfilling and supple, with vibrant, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, well-integrated oak, fresh acidity and a finely textured finish. A vigorous, intensely varietal red, it's well worth cellaring to mid-2023+. Michael Cooper, 5 stars 

"Fragrant, varietal, fruity and complex bouquet with aromas of dried raspberry and black cherry, wild red flowers and a core crush rock earthy quality. Complex, youthful and enticing. Delicious on the palate with a vibrant velvet texture, core of dark cherry and raspberry-like fruit flavours. Tannins and abundant, ripe and add plenty of mouthfeel, acidity is fresh and also abundant adding freshness and length as well as accentuating the flavours of fruit and sense of place. Baking spices reflect the use of barrel with a touch of smoke adding complexity too. A lovely wine, youthful with some savoury qualities and mature vine characteristics. Well made and ready to drink from late 2022 through 2032+. Cameron Douglas MS, 95 Points - Outstanding  Sticker Roll / Outstanding — Cameron Douglas, MS