99pt Poor Man's Pinot - Halliday Gets Fired Up!
Bay of Fires is ON FIRE…!
For the first time ever James Halliday has given a 99pt score to a Pinot Noir that every wine enthusiast can afford. Normally reserved for the likes of Bass Phillip’s $700 Reserve Pinot & Mount Mary’s $150 Pinot (both wineries own half of the dozen other 99 point ratings Halliday has ever bestowed on a Pinot), the 2018 Bay of Fires Pinot Noir ($65) is the Pinot you just have to have in 2020.
Bay of Fires ‘bang for the buck’ doesn’t stop there. In both the 2016 and 2017 vintages their second label Eddystone Point, delivered consecutive Halliday 95 point Pinots (for only $29 per btl). Yes that’s ridiculous value! The 2016 snared 95pts from the ever-stingy Huon Hooke too, his #4 Pinot for all 2016 Tasmanian Pinots and nothing else in the Top 10 under $50!
This list of Tassie’s top tipples cannot be complete without a reappearance of the stunning 2018 Home Hill Estate Pinot, Halliday’s only 2018 Pinot to score 98pts and retail for sub $50 in his most recently published wine bible (2021 Wine Companion).
With the 2018 Bay of Fires Pinot Noir expected to disappear quicker than a Tassie Tiger, we have a limit of 3 bottles per person (a minimum 6-btl total order required*).