The per-bottle price of this pack is just a smidge over $30 per bottle. That is right in the middle of that sweet spot for Victorian Pinot Noir where quality takes a step up but is still priced for the everyday. And that’s just how we like it. The producers? Bass Phillip, Fighting Gully Road, William Downie, Burton McMahon, Save Our Souls, and last but hardly least Levantine Hill. An enviable lineup anyday.
In this Victorian Pinot Noir mix, you’ll find one bottle each of the following:
Save Our Souls Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 2018
William Downie Cathedral Pinot Noir, Victoria 2021
Bass Phillip Wines Crown Prince Pinot Noir, South Gippsland 2018
Fighting Gully Road Pinot Noir, Beechworth 2019
Burton Mcmahon Syme On Yarra Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 2018
Levantine Hill The Coldstream Guard Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 2019
A sultry style of pinot that has plenty of suave red-cherry and fresh-violet aromas. The palate has a very fleshy feel with supple flavors of red and dark cherries. A nice kick of juicy acidity livens up the finish.
92 points, JamesSuckling.com (June 2020)
Two-thirds destemmed, one-third whole bunches. Fermented in stainless steel. No punchdowns. 14 days on skins. Matured 12 months in 25% new oak barriques and puncheons. Medium crimson. Fragrant and high-toned florals join forces with alluring forest berries, thyme and sage. Not an easy year for the region, but it's hard to see this in such a confident youngster, full of life and energy. Tight across the palate, with a lilting tomato leafiness, it's assured of developing further.
95 points, Wine Companion (August 2021)
A gamey, almost reductive character is the first impression on the bouquet, then sour cherry and rhubarb come through as it sits in the glass. In the mouth, there's a distinctive pinot flavour profile, the flavours building and fanning out as it moves along the palate. Ripe but grippy astringency extends through the finish. Needs time.
93 points, Wine Companion (March 2019)