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2016 Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir

2016 Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir

'Cherry pith and satsuma plum meander along a twine of vanillin oak, clove-doused tannins and maritime acidity, expansive and meandering.' 
93 Points - Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday's Wine Companion

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$257.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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  • Kooyong's Estate Pinot noir comes from a combination of blocks from the Meres, Haven and Ferrous vineayrds, in Mornington Peninsula. The wine gives a broader overview of the Kooyong winemaking philosophy: to best preserve the inherent characteristics present in the fruit while making wines of elegance, finesse, texture, complexity and structure.


    Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir comprises fruit from a combination of blocks within our Meres, Haven and Ferrous vineyards. It offers a broader taste of the Kooyong vineyard, with parcels from various soils and mesoclimates blended together to create the Estate label. Year after year the same blocks are consistently chosen, giving this wine an underlying similarity across vintages. The fruit was fermented in a combination of large-format oak foudre, large-format concrete tanks and stainless steel tanks. Fermentation commenced spontaneously with ambient yeasts, included a proportion of whole bunches and lasted 18 to 21 days. Following fermentation, the wine was pressed and racked into French oak barriques (20% new) and underwent indigenous malolactic fermentation. The maturation period was nine months in barriques, followed by a further six months in large format French oak foudres. The wine was then bottled without fining and with minimal filtration.


    Bright crimson. Lifted and lively rose petal aromas along with notes of red cherry, spice and dried orange peel. Tightly focussed with fine grain tannin, it fleshes out on the long and powerful finish that features crunchy black cherry acidity along with violet and rose flavours. Will reward mid-term cellaring.


    'More tapered than the Massale, albeit, still plenty of fruit: cherry pith and satsuma plum meander along a twine of vanillin oak, clove-doused tannins and maritime acidity, expansive and meandering. A diplomatic weave of tension, loosely knit, with abundant fruit.'
    93 Points - Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday's Wine Companion

    'There’s plenty of meat on this wine’s bones. It’s a spicy, stewy, chewy pinot noir with macerated cherry, woodsy spice, plum and vanilla flavours rolling through the palate. Weight, power, perfume and shape are all on the positive side of the ledger; finesse perhaps less so. Needless to say, pure drinking enjoyment can easily be found here.'
    92 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

    'Medium to deep red colour with a good purple tint. The aroma is bright and primary, with ripe, bold dark cherry to black plum notes. The palate is bold and straightforward, ripe and dark cherry-like again, backed up by fine but firm tannins. It's a bit straightforward but a good wine, and is not short on body or density.'
    90 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review