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2012 Reserve Pinot Noir

2012 Reserve Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Vineyard Designation
H-Block
Harvest Date
22 February 2012
pH
3.61
Fermentation
Five days
Alcohol %
13.5

2012 Reserve Pinot Noir

This wine is from only 1.8 hectares of Pinot Noir on TarraWarra Estate. The fruit batches are kept separate in barrel and blended to the style intended to express the truest form of the varietal character and the site.

A vibrant perfumed aroma of raspberries, rose petals, plum and restrained cedar oak, the wine shows nuances of complexity on the nose.

The palate is finely layered opening with pure fruit, a fine texture, grainy tannins and a generous palate. It has wonderful persistence of flavour and excellent potential for long term cellaring.

Drink now and over 10 or more years.

Vine age & features: Produced from heritage, low yielding vines at 29 years of age, planted on north facing slopes.

Site selection: H-Block is the backbone of the Reserve Pinot Noir blend. At 29 years of age, this is one of our icon sites. It consistently produces our highest quality Pinot Noir, the soil is naturally low yielding giving optimum vine balance.

Vintage notes: 2012 was one of the most ideal vintages, particularly for reds.  Warm days with cool nights persisted from veraison to harvest and the vines thrived in these conditions.  Although only a small block, we picked and made the four sections separately.  The fruit was in perfect condition at harvest, very balanced with beautiful flavor.


Reviews

HUON HOOKE Gourmet Traveller Wine, July 2014
Medium-deep red with a purple tinge; the bouquet is savoury and earthy, showing development but not a lot of primary fruit. It is complex and full of interest. Fairly
high acidity with a tang to the palate. A very good pinot. 92 points

RALPH KYTE-POWELL The Age Epicure, Wine of the Week, 20 May 2014
Still closed up and unevolved, this wine is made in an assured style that takes best advantage of the 30-year-old pinot block at the heart of TarraWarra's beautiful estate.  Strawberry, raspberry eau-de-vie and floral aromas introduce it, along with the subdued complexity of top-notch oak. It has gorgeous concentration that gives it a velvety feel, and there's excellent varietal intensity, length and palate structure. 95/100

MATT GRANFIELD Indie Wine guide, 9 March 2014
TarraWarra’s signature Pinot is a Dallas Buyers Club in waiting. It’s The Wolf of Wall Street seven years ago, when the casting choices were a mere twinkle in the director’s pen. You can see where they’re going with this. Stick your nose in and the gorgeous scent of strawberries and cream is the first hint of something special. Dark chocolate, oak and an almost limey finish of cherry and cedar round out a near-perfect Pinot in waiting. More

JAMES HALLIDAY The Weekend Australian, 1 February 2014
The varietal sibling is as impressive as one might expect from this great pinot noir Yarra Valley vintage, but this wine is another step up the quality ladder. It has the tension and fusion one sees in young burgundies in top vintages; an Aladdin's Cave of flavours will open up as the wine approaches maturity. 97 points; drink to 2025

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2012 Reserve Pinot Noir

2012 Reserve Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Vineyard Designation
H-Block
Harvest Date
22 February 2012
pH
3.61
Fermentation
Five days
Alcohol %
13.5

2012 Reserve Pinot Noir

This wine is from only 1.8 hectares of Pinot Noir on TarraWarra Estate. The fruit batches are kept separate in barrel and blended to the style intended to express the truest form of the varietal character and the site.

A vibrant perfumed aroma of raspberries, rose petals, plum and restrained cedar oak, the wine shows nuances of complexity on the nose.

The palate is finely layered opening with pure fruit, a fine texture, grainy tannins and a generous palate. It has wonderful persistence of flavour and excellent potential for long term cellaring.

Drink now and over 10 or more years.

Vine age & features: Produced from heritage, low yielding vines at 29 years of age, planted on north facing slopes.

Site selection: H-Block is the backbone of the Reserve Pinot Noir blend. At 29 years of age, this is one of our icon sites. It consistently produces our highest quality Pinot Noir, the soil is naturally low yielding giving optimum vine balance.

Vintage notes: 2012 was one of the most ideal vintages, particularly for reds.  Warm days with cool nights persisted from veraison to harvest and the vines thrived in these conditions.  Although only a small block, we picked and made the four sections separately.  The fruit was in perfect condition at harvest, very balanced with beautiful flavor.


Reviews

HUON HOOKE Gourmet Traveller Wine, July 2014
Medium-deep red with a purple tinge; the bouquet is savoury and earthy, showing development but not a lot of primary fruit. It is complex and full of interest. Fairly
high acidity with a tang to the palate. A very good pinot. 92 points

RALPH KYTE-POWELL The Age Epicure, Wine of the Week, 20 May 2014
Still closed up and unevolved, this wine is made in an assured style that takes best advantage of the 30-year-old pinot block at the heart of TarraWarra's beautiful estate.  Strawberry, raspberry eau-de-vie and floral aromas introduce it, along with the subdued complexity of top-notch oak. It has gorgeous concentration that gives it a velvety feel, and there's excellent varietal intensity, length and palate structure. 95/100

MATT GRANFIELD Indie Wine guide, 9 March 2014
TarraWarra’s signature Pinot is a Dallas Buyers Club in waiting. It’s The Wolf of Wall Street seven years ago, when the casting choices were a mere twinkle in the director’s pen. You can see where they’re going with this. Stick your nose in and the gorgeous scent of strawberries and cream is the first hint of something special. Dark chocolate, oak and an almost limey finish of cherry and cedar round out a near-perfect Pinot in waiting. More

JAMES HALLIDAY The Weekend Australian, 1 February 2014
The varietal sibling is as impressive as one might expect from this great pinot noir Yarra Valley vintage, but this wine is another step up the quality ladder. It has the tension and fusion one sees in young burgundies in top vintages; an Aladdin's Cave of flavours will open up as the wine approaches maturity. 97 points; drink to 2025

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