2018 Block 5 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 5 sits in the middle of Yabby Lake's vineyard. In 2018, this wine sings. Poised and balanced, it shows darker fruits and aromatic spices with supple tannins and remarkable length.

Critic score
96/100

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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 5 Pinot Noir, Yabby Lake, Mornington Peninsula

TASTING NOTES

Hand-picked and sorted, gently destemmed, partial whole berry adherence for stems, 4 days cold soak, wildfermented, 14 days on skins, pressed to tight-grain puncheons for 8 months maturation. Very spicy/juicy red fruits on the long, medium-bodied palate.

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

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