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2017 Mystery 95 Point Great Southern Pinot Noir

2017 Mystery 95 Point Great Southern Pinot Noir

Mystery Great Southern Pinot from a winemaker on the absolute upward trajectory. Usually retailing for $60 a bottle, and with 95 points from both Halliday & Jordan to boot, at this price its a bargain in anyones language. Oh, and it's also a great Pinot too...

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  • Welcome to another My Wine Guy Mystery wine deal, this time, it is the turn of a 2017 Great Southern Pinot Noir.

    Sourced from a single site in Denmark, Western Australia, this flagship Pinot Noir of the estate has a real Burgundian feel to it. It's savoury and spice driven, with underlying sour kirsch, cranberry and plum fruits giving rise to a palate fully-equipped with dark notes of garrigue, and briar.

    Usually $60 a bottle, at a staggering 52% off the regular retail price, you can understand why we need to remain a little coy about the finer details. Like all our Mystery wine deals, once this Pinot lands on your doorstep, you will be greeted with the exact label, bottle and branding as exists on shelves and shop-floors the country over.

    The critics have thusly been kind to this wine too, with James Halliday locking horns recently and awarding it 95 points, while local WA critic, Ray Jordan, also saw good merit and rightfully folllowed suit with 95 points of his own. All we know is, this is a damn fine Pinot deal.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    2017 started well with good flowering giving us hope of a good cropping year after the small 2016 vintage. It ended slowly and as with any vintage changing many times along the way. March arrived, as did the rain, causing everyone concern – thankfully we weren’t hit as heavily as some other areas. The weather cooled heading into April but the sun came out and slowly reds ripened. 2017 was a long and interesting vintage, with the fruit staying on vines many weeks later than previous years creating great flavour development.

    The fruit was handpicked and destemmed and crushed into 1 Tonne fermenters where it was cold soaked to extract and retain desirable varietal flavours and aromas. The must was allowed to naturally warm and then inoculated. The ferments were plunged twice a day and temperatures held around 25°C to prevent over extraction of tannins locked in the skins. The wine was then transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation allowing a soft integration of the grape and oak tannins. After 9 months of barrel maturation the wine was fined then bottled.

    TASTING NOTES

    Deep Crimson with a purple hue. Elegant perfumed bouquet of bramble fruits and savoury spice. The palate displays considerable fruit concentration of plum and dark berries. The fine ripe tannins are very well integrated with fruity and savoury characters providing a velvety texture on the palate.

  • REVIEWS

    'Hand-picked, destemmed and crushed, hand-plunged twice daily, matured for 9 months in oak. This demonstrated the old aphorism that great wine has to show its greatness from the moment of its birth, and it does here with its purity, elegance and length.'
    95 Points - James Halliiday


    'A thoroughly delightful light to medium bodied pinot that ranks with the best these guys have made. Heady aromas of cherry and violet with a raspberry nuance. The palate is pure joy. Soft, supple fruit flavours supported with fine chalky tannins and super fine oak. A little earthy mushroom character adds some complexity. This has structure and power combined with that lovely vibrant velvety fruit.'
    95 Points - Ray Jordan


    'Medium to deep red colour with a tint of purple. The bouquet is attractively dark cherry and dark plum, while the palate is full and rich, plump and fruit-sweet, with very attractive pure cherry pinot fruit flavours in abundance. Very good indeed, and will reward some keeping.'

    92 Points - Huon Hooke