Neck of the Woods Bendigo Pinot Noir 2019


 Rated Outstanding & 95/100 Cameron Douglas MS 

"Youthful, varietal, complex and sophisticated bouquet. Aromas of Bendigo first with scents of schist and wild herb, then fresh red cherry and red currant, moments of raspberry and wild flowers. As the wine opens up in glass the core of fruit becomes stronger and more pure. Oak use is of judiciously placed spice and toast attributes adding breadth and depth as well as complexity. Equally complex on the palate, but also quite new still, fresh and vibrant with fruit flavours that mirror the nose, firm youthful textures from chalky textured tannins and acidity and combined with the juicy salivating core of fruit and oak adds structure and ageing attributes. Best window for drinking is from 2022 through 2030."

Outstanding 95 - 100 PointsA great wine. Cellar worthy. Impeccably made.

"Aromas of plum, dark cherry, red licorice and rosemary on the nose with the addition of raspberry and cassis on the palate. This sexy, understated wine exudes elegance with persistent bright red fruit, fine tannins and enduring freshness. The athletic frame speaks of its “classic” Bendigo origins, yet it’s supple and graceful side show a character less often found in the sub-region. It’s class in a glass!" Winery notes

"Beautifully styled and elegantly expressed, the wine shows dark plum, floral, subtle game, mushroom and almond characters on the nose, followed by a gorgeously flowing palate that's fleshy and lingering. Elegant, complex and refined with layers of delectable flavours. From a single vineyard in the China Terrace district. At its best: now to 2029." 5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2021