Taylor Made

Pinot Noir 2018

This Wild Ferment Pinot Noir is both delicate in nature and also generous in flavour with fresh cherry and rhubarb characters supported by smooth and silky tannins.

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Previous Vintages 2017
Region Adelaide Hills
Colour At release the wine is a bright garnet colour with a vibrant rose hue to the edges.
Nose There are dark cherry and kirsch characters along with subtle dried mint notes.
Palate This wine has dark cherry and tart rhubarb characters along with subtle dried herbs. The tannins display red apple skin like characters on the palate. The extremely gentle fruit handling has resulted in a wine that is both delicate in nature and also generous in flavour. A well-defined acid profile provides structure whilst the silky tannins provide beautiful texture. The high quality French oak holds court to the finish, which is lingering and extremely moreish.
Oak Maturation French oak was employed for its ability to deliver a degree of elegance and length to the palate. The wine was matured for 7 months in 2 and 3 year old French oak before being blended, filtered and bottled.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a short term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 14.5
Acid: 6.02
Residual Sugar: 0.5
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Light
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2019
  • Concours Mondial De Bruxelles
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • World Wine Championships Awards BTI
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • Japan Wine Challenge
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • Decanter World Wine Awards
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • VINUS International Wine and Spirits Competition
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • Wine Showcase Magazine Pinot Noir Tasting
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • Adelaide Hills Regional Wine Show
  • Silver
  • 2020
  • Paris Wine Cup
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • China Wine & Spirit Awards
  • Bronze
  • 2019
  • Perth Royal Wine Show
  • Bronze
  • 2019
  • International Wine Challenge Tranche 1
  • Bronze
  • 2019
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Bronze
  • 2020
  • The Asian Pinot Noir Masters
  • Bronze
  • 2019
  • International Wine Challenge Tranche 2
  • Commended
  • Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com

    Jun 2019
    89 Points
    An array of wild-strawberry and tobacco aromas, as well as rose perfume, leading to a palate that has a succulent, fleshy feel. Drink now. Screw cap.