Intensely perfumed with rose petals and 5 spice, followed closely by wild berries and hints of earthy forest floor. The palate is silky and refined with an intensity of fruit that could carry it for days. This pinot noir is elegance and power.
The past few years have been incredible for Yabby Lake. With über-gifted winemaker Tom Carson at the helm, 2013 saw Yabby Lake take out the coveted Jimmy Watson Trophy for their Pinot and get two wines in James Halliday's Top 100 wines of the year. Their single vineyard Pinot Noir, Syrah and Chardonnay offerings are of the highest quality and modestly priced too. They are pristine wines, with svelte fruit, great length pure, clean lines.Yabby Lake’s single block releases are the purest expression of what a vineyard has to say.
FROM THE PRESS
“Hand-picked and sorted, gently destemmed leaving 25% whole bunches in traditional oak ferment, 3-4 days cold soak, 14 days on skins, pressed to French puncheons for 9 months maturation. Exceptional colour; super supple mouthfeel, a velvety mid-palate balanced by savoury/foresty glimpses on the finish. 96 points”James Halliday, Halliday’s Wine Companion (February 2020)