Hurley 'Garamond' Pinot Noir 2021
Garamond is East facing and the last to be picked each year. It’s the coolest site given its exposure and is protected from the prevailing winds from SW and West coming across the valley behind the estate. Kevin stress the importance of picking parcel by parcel across this vineyard, despite the vineyard only being 1.2 hectares in size. All planted with MV6 Clone.
Captivatingly fragrant, with notes of raspberries, black cherries and forest floor. Similarities with the other two climats but with everything amplified - A super classy wine that despite its power and authority, still retains elegance and proportion. Super long tail, so enjoyable now but exceptional cellar proposition! 302 dozen made.
"Medium-full colour with a trace of purple in the rim, the bouquet leads with mineral/ironstone nuances, savoury underbrush/forest-floor and earthy notes beneath; hints of fivespice and smoke. The palate is full and deep, concentrated and sapid, with rich but savoury fruit that is anything but simplistic/fruity. A very serious pinot noir indeed. Very long, firm finish; lots of cellaring potential."
96 Points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Variety - Pinot Noir
Country - Australia
Region - Victoria
Sun Region - Mornington Peninsula
Extra - Cork
Year - 2021
Volume - 750ml