On the nose the wine displays refined red berry fruits with well integrated spicy, cedar oak. Dry, meaty, substantial palate, rich and round with polished tannins. Accomplished, complex Pinot that feels heavier than 12%. MV6 clone. The tiny block F, planted in 1989 is on volcanic clay loam soils with basalt.
Clyde Park Pinot Noir College Block F 2017, Bannockburn, Geelong, Victoria
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.