Williams Crossing Pinot Noir 2011

APPEARANCE
Sparkling ruby red.

BOUQUET
A generous bouquet of summer berries, red, black and blue leap from the glass with deeper sour cherry fruit following up in support. An alluring perfume of violet and fresh lavender develops and entwines with the savoury tones of undergrowth, dusty earth and wet stone.

PALATE
The bouquet flows through onto the palate, where with a sense of immediacy, the combination of fruit and the acid provides to be at once mouth filling and juicy. The soft tactile tannins provide delicate, yet ample weight that is transported on the fine acid thread towards a long tantalising finish.

CELLARING SUGGESTIONS
While the drinkability of the wine may prove too much for some, sublime benefits will reward the patient. We expect to see marked development over the next 4-5 years.


 

REVIEWS

  • 2011 Williams Crossing Pinot Noir
    Score: 90 Points
    Review by: Ralph Kyte-Powell
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    A cool 2011 presented problems for Victorian winemakers, but this Macedon pinot noir surmounts them. Elegant strawberry, herb and floral aromas show adequate ripeness, and the palate is light, fresh and long with a balanced, dry finish. (Screw cap; 12.7 per cent alcohol.)
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Closure
Screw Cap

Winemaker
Phillip Moraghan, Matt Regan

Grape Variety
Pinot Noir

Date Bottled
October 2012

% Alcohol
12.7

Acidity
6.1

pH
3.59

Maturation
One year on lees. 100 % French Oak. Crossflow filtration prior to bottling.

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