2018 Block 1 Pinot Noir, Yabby Lake, Mornington Peninsula

Yabby Lake's 'Block' wines are only released when they are deemed to be outstanding, the 2018 releases are just that. Block 1 is planted in the north-west corner of the Yabby Lake vineyard on light sand and clay. This is structured and long, with plush red berries and hints of violet, as well as some spice. Wow.

Critic score
96/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£62.68
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£376.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Young 2021 - 2034
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2018 Block 1 Pinot Noir, Yabby Lake, Mornington Peninsula

TASTING NOTES

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.

James Halliday, Halliday’s Wine Companion (February 2020)
96/100

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