BackVintage Label 2016 BackVintage Reserve Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

2016 BackVintage Reserve Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

2016 BackVintage Reserve Yarra Valley Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes by Nick Bulleid MW

Huon Hooke Top Value

James Halliday 92 points

Background

The 2016 vintage in the Yarra Valley followed a warm, dry growing season that led to an early vintage with that welcome outcome, quantity and quality. The warmth produced generously flavoured wines. Several vineyards across the lower Yarra Valley, from Dixons Creek through Coldstream to Yarra Glen, provided the grapes for this flavoursome Pinot.
After picking from 16th to 29th February, the grapes were crushed and destemmed, the skins and juice receiving a two-day cold soak to maximize extraction of colour. The wine then fermented with its temperature rising to 30°C to gain further colour and tannin. After pressing, it was matured in a mixture of French oak barrels and steel tanks..

Colour
Light to medium crimson, with hints of purple

Nose
Strawberry and cherry, with a touch of nutmeg from oak

Structure / Palate
Rich and plump, with generous flavours of red and dark cherry and overtones of spice. It finishes with balanced, firm tannins.

This full-flavoured Pinot is ready now but, if you’re looking for further “forest floor” complexity, it will develop past 2020. It’s delicious with duck, other poultry and lamb.

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James Halliday 2019 Wine Companion:
"It has a terrific crimson hue, an enticing nose of spiced cherries, pips and woodsy spices and a fuller-bodied palate loaded with flavour, firm tannins and a bitter, tangy finish. And a bargain, too. What's there not to love?".
92 points. Drink to 2022.

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Bottle Size 750mL
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 13.0%
Cellaring Potential 2020+
Serving Suggestion Delicious with duck, other poultry and lamb.
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$17.50
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