Scorpo Noirien Pinot Noir 2017
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A sheer powerhouse of pinot; dark and brooding plum, redcurrant and layers of spice are offered on the bouquet; the palate is rich, but not in the least heavy, as the mineral ironstone and dark fruit is lifted by a core of vibrant cherry fruit; long, deep and satisfying, the journey is worth the effort. Diam. 13.5% alc. Rating 96 points Drink 2015 $40 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
Paul Scorpo has a 27-year background as a horticulturist/landscape architect, and has worked on major projects ranging from private gardens to golf courses in Australia, Europe and Asia. His family has a love of food, wine and gardens, all of which led to them buying a derelict apple and cherry orchard on gentle rolling hills between Port Phillip and Westernport Bay. Part of a ridge system which climbs up to Red Hill, it offers north and northeast-facing slopes on red-brown, clay loam soils. They have established 6 ha of pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot gris and shiraz.