The accompanying media release doesn’t hide that the 2016 vintage started warm, yet with a cool January and February to just slow things down Sourced entirely from the H block, aged around 32 years. 25% New French oak and a mix of 1 and 2 year old barriques and puncheons. Note, bottle image shows 2015 vintage.
TarraWarra Estate, Reserve, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, 2016
Ripe and richer fruit aromas, vintage hand leaves its mark: steeping cherry, raspberry and with an edge of blue fruit confection. This is followed by cola, polished wood sideboard, sweet brown spices and rose hip tea. Plush and full with raspberry, rose petals, cherry cola, blue stone earth and a soft herbal garnish. Fine ribbon-like, (if a little chewy) tannins and tart acidity. It’s a fine effort and an enjoyable drink in short to medium.
Wine sample courtesy of TarraWarra Estate