Tasting Notes

Normal transmission has been resumed, in that it’s me reviewing these wines once more, rather than CM. Maybe not ideal to be working on Anzac Day, though I’ve had a few Anzac biscuits to get my eye in. I do love the odd biscuit and piece of cake as I get older; one of those things. Anyway, this is a more concentrated plum/cherry expression of HCE Pinot in 2022, over some of the more red-fruited, lighter expressions.

Cherry, plum, baking spice, a little more earthy – more bass than treble here – some vanilla, thyme and mint in the mix too. It’s full of juicy red and black fruited flavour, a slight orange peel amaro twist through it, a pleasing amount of grainy/silty tannin, kind of autumnal too, a little rhubarb and spice, with a juicy and sappy finish of excellent length. Lots of flavour and a good amount of chewy texture. It’s balance of finesse and bouncy Pinot character should pretty much satisfy every drinker. - Gary Walsh, Wine Front