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Cool Climate Icon Pinot Noir Collection


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Our Price: $49.83 / bottle (RRP: $60.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

Six Pinots from the big guns and all with the massive scores to back up their massive personalities.

  • Here we are stepping away from our usual Pinot Noir feature collection - the Pinot Provocateur - with something just a little more up market and prestige. When it comes to Pinot, it's always good advice to invest the extra dollars in something super premium, so that is why we created the Cool Climate Icon Pinot Noir collection.

    This collab of six leading cool-climate Pinot Noirs come from the three pre-eminent winegrowing regions of the Southern Hemisphere (well for Pinot at least): being Central Otago, Victoria & Tasmania. Featuring some of the heaviest hitters in years, with the likes of Stonier, Kooyong, Chatto, Rockburn, Moorooduc & Yarraloch, we are proud to say this might be our best Pinot pack yet. With a total RRP of over $360, and the usual street price not being to far off that, at $299 a sixer, you are doing very well with this hard to come by and back vintage wines.

    Each case will contain one bottle of the following six high-scoring wines:

    2015 Stonier Windmill Single Vineyard Pinot Noir (Mornington Peninsula) - 95 Points James Halliday

    2013 Yarraloch Stephanies Dream Wholebunch Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley)
    97 Points - Wine Front

    2015 Moorooduc The Robinson Pinot Noir (Mornington Peninsula)
    97 Points - James Halliday

    2016 Chatto White Label Pinot Noir (Tasmania)
    97 Points - James Halliday

    2016 Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir (New Zealand)
    95 Points - Bob Campbell, 97 Decanter World Wine Awards Asia

    2016 Kooyong Meres Pinot Noir (Mornington Peninsula)
    96 Points - Ned Goodwin MW

    Already bought the Yarraloch Stephanie's Dream, and want something different in this case like the 2017 Giant Steps Wombat Creek Pinot Noir instead? Then check out this version online here.


    2015 Stonier Windmill Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

    'Fermented in five French barriques (20% new), one barrique with 100% whole bunches, matured for 7 months, blended and matured for a further 2 months. The combination of 20% whole bunch fermentation and new barriques has imprinted the winemakers' thumbprints firmly on the wine, taking it in a different direction to all of its siblings. Vive la difference, for there is the depth of fruit to respond well to the vinification.'
    95 Points - James Halliday

    'The Windmill Vineyard is at Merricks on the Mornington Peninsula. It was planted in 1996 and is north-facing. It’s an appealing pinot noir and there’s no question that it proves enjoyment. I took this from the tasting bench to the dinner table and it did the trick nicely. It tastes of strawberry, chicory, wood spice and red cherries, and carries a creamy sheen of oak too. It’s polished, accomplished and sound. There’s a teensy bit of warmth and the finish is satisfying but not emphatic.'
    92 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

    2013 Yarraloch Stephanies Dream Wholebunch Pinot Noir

    'It’s always a joy when a wine like this arrives on the tasting bench. 150 dozen made. 80% whole bunch. It’s smoky. It’s herbal. It’s strewn with leaves and spices, like a wine windswept, like a savoury storm. It’s cherried at heart, of course, sour-cherried, almost cranberried, with streaks of bitterness and spots of stalk, all strung out, all pulling on the wine, all building tension, like points of drama, like it’s plotting to mesmerise you. It succeeded. I sat, at the desk, at work, enthralled. This is a wine.'
    97 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

    '80% whole bunch. 150 dozen. An outstanding wine in all respects. Ripped with herbs, awash with wood smoke, plush with fruit and undergrowth and strung with tannin. Everything is firm, purposeful, dripping with character. There's a velvety aspect to the texture, for good measure. This is what it's all about.'
    97 Points - Halliday Wine Companion (Campbell Mattinson)

    2015 Moorooduc The Robinson Pinot Noir

    'Three clones (MV6, 777 and 667), hand-picked, destemmed, wild yeast open-fermented, 19-21 days on skins, matured in French oak (20% new). A complex bouquet with cherry, plum and spice aromas full of promise delivered – and then some – on the long, intricately detailed palate. The varietal fruit remains centre stage, but savoury/spicy/foresty notes provide a continuous drum beat urging you to return again and again, glorying in the wine’s complexity. Drink to 2030.'
    97 Points - James Halliday

    'Fantastic aromatics. Perfumed, floral, rose petals and strawberries, blossomy, ‘of the garden’. It lures you in. The palate then offers more of the same, adding tang and spice, polished cedarwood, a slip of plum. It’s textural and lively at once, the mouthfeel supple but the energy high. Drinking it is like stepping into a most interesting, and attractive, world.'
    93+ Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

    2016 Chatto White Label Pinot Noir

    'The bouquet is still locked up, the palate anything but: intensely and immediately expressive, dark cherry/berry fruits held in an embrace of fine, but persistent tannins and an airbrush of French oak. Its balance and length guarantee a long future, with spices bursting through over the next 5 years.'
    97 Points - James Halliday

    'Jim Chatto and his home vineyard down in the Deep South of Tasmania are killing it right now. The wines being grown on this vineyard are remarkable. A long and storied history looks likely; we’re getting in on the ground floor. This adds a chalkiness to the foresty fruit, the warm spice, the florals here peppered with scrunched dry leaves. It matches presence to persistence; it places every step as firmly as it does carefully. Time will bring yet greater charm.'
    94 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

    2016 Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir

    'Fruit-focused pinot noir with plump plum and ripe dark cherry flavours, together with mixed spice and a hint of floral characters. A silken-textured wine in a very appealing and accessible style. Another winner from Rockburn.'
    95 Points - Bob Campbell

    2016 Kooyong Meres Pinot Noir

    'The most refined pinot, perhaps. Ferrous, the Gevrey; this, the Chambolle, for lack of a better comparison. Sappy, crunchy and finessed across a red fruited weave of a mineral thread, this lovely wine offers a long caress across the palate. Nothing out of place.'
    96 Points - Ned Goodwin MW

    'Single vineyard pinot noir. Mornington Peninsula. Well known, well loved. Price has risen by $1 on last year, just by the by. Marginal gains. A taut release. A tense wine. Riddled with spice, cut with chicory, strung on a high wire of acidity. As smoky and savoury as it is structural and complex. There’s fruit here, dry, appropriate, impressive, but as a conduit to the structure, the process, the discipline. It’s good. It’s very good.'
    94 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

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