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    Wantirna ‘Lily’ Pinot Noir 2019

    Wantirna ‘Lily’ Pinot Noir 2019

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    $79.00
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    $79.00 per bottle
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    2018 was a bit kinder to us in terms of Pinot Noir quantity. Our low-yielding front block managed to produce a few more bunches than in years past, as did the fruit-tree block. But it was the mature vines – our unknown clone of Pinot that was planted in the early 1970s – that stood out. We always attribute our Pinot fragrance to this mature, and the 2018 shows this. It’s a wine with dark berry and cherry fruit purity, with underlying ripe, fine tannins that give the wine a terrific finish. More like the 2016 Lily than the heftier 2017, this is a wine with lovely perfume and elegant mouthfeel.

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    Specifications

    • Cellaring

      5-10 Years
    • Varieties

      Pinot Noir
    • Vintage

      2019
    • Alcohol Content

      13.5%
    • Closure

      Screwcap
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

    Critic Reviews (2)

    Campbell Mattinson

    93 points | October 2020

    This is an interesting wine. It’s robust in varietal terms, a bit backward, a bit reductive, a bit “in waiting”. I’ve noticed a number of notable Australian Pinot Noirs heading towards a more backward (i.e. less fruit-forward) style in recent years, which may be deliberate or may be vintage condition related, I’m not sure. This is a wine of excellent, steady complexity; it’s a firm-handed wine, muscular pretty much, as if it knows a bit about physical education itself. It shows some warmth but it’s not at the expense of flavour; there’s no thinning here, the savoury-spice notes run through the tannin, as do macerated cherry characters. Indeed the tannin here is arguably the wine’s strongest feature; a good thing given that this wine won’t make its main drinking run for a while yet.

    This is an interesting wine. It’s robust in varietal terms, a bit backward, a bit reductive, a bit “in waiting”. I’ve noticed a number of notable Australian Pinot Noirs heading towards a more backward (i.e. less fruit-forward) style in recent years, which may be deliberate or may be vintage condition related, I’m not sure. This is a wine of excellent, steady complexity; it’s a firm-handed wine, muscular pretty much, as if it knows a bit about physical education itself. It shows some warmth but it’s not at the expense of flavour; there’s no thinning here, the savoury-spice notes run through the tannin, as do macerated cherry characters. Indeed the tannin here is arguably the wine’s strongest feature; a good thing given that this wine won’t make its main drinking run for a while yet.

    Huon Hooke

    93 points | October 2020

    Medium to light purple/red colour, aromas of sweet red cherry, rose petals and Turkish Delight. The palate is light to medium-weight, very soft and supple, rounded and silky, with lovely balance and medium-length. A dash of dried herbs which lingers. The core of sweet fruit and warmth of alcohol are countered by fine, drying tannins.

    Medium to light purple/red colour, aromas of sweet red cherry, rose petals and Turkish Delight. The palate is light to medium-weight, very soft and supple, rounded and silky, with lovely balance and medium-length. A dash of dried herbs which lingers. The core of sweet fruit and warmth of alcohol are countered by fine, drying tannins.

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