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2018 The Pawn El Desperado Pinot Noir

2018 The Pawn El Desperado Pinot Noir

'A rose petal and spice bouquet, the precise palate replete with red and black cherry fruit decorated with fine, savoury/earthy tannins running through to a long finish. The price is barely believable.'
94 Points - James Halliday (2017 vintage)

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$203.88 (Case 12 x 750ml)

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DESCRIPTION
  • In chess, El Desperado is a doomed pawn that seems deter-mined to give itself up to bring about a stalemate when captured. A pawn that is as good as dead and so sets out to do as much damage as possible.

    The first ever vintage of El Desperado was 2011, and will always be known in Australian wine history as the vintage from hell, as many vineyards succumbed to the wet summer. For the Pawn, the full range of wines was sacrificed that year to create a brand new style wine. Although they did not set out to make the El Desperado before that vintage, when you taste this wine, by hell you will be glad they did.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    This, our second Pinot Noir was made from grapes sourced from our Macclesfield vineyard and with warm days and cool nights, it provides ideal growing conditions for this varietal.

    A blend of 6 different clones, we have taken to a bit of winemaking in the vineyard with all 6 clones being harvested together and fermented as one complete blend. The wine was left on skins for 2 days, then fermented dry over the next 10 days.

    TASTING NOTES

    Aromas of cherry cola, rose petals and spice erupt from the glass. On the palate, the wine reveals a berry fruit explosion of black cherry and cranberry, with touches of balsamic and earth tones.

  • REVIEWS

    'Multiple clones, whole berries wild-fermented in 3-tonne open stainless steel fermenters, matured in French oak (25% new) for 6 months. A pinot made equally in the vineyard and the winery. A rose petal and spice bouquet, the precise palate replete with red and black cherry fruit decorated with fine, savoury/earthy tannins running through to a long finish. The price is barely believable.'
    94 Points - James Halliday (2017 vintage)