Dark ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter on the edge with slight purple tints. This has an elegantly presented nose with fragrant aromas of dark-red and black cherry and berry fruit entwined with thyme herbs, notes of liquorice and spices and violet florals. The aromatics are harmoniously integrated with fragrant beauty and detail. Medium-bodied, the palate has sweet and luscious flavours of ripe dark-red and black berried fruits interwoven with plum elements, herbs and spices, some liquorice suggestions, unfolding violet florals. The fruit sweetness is supported by supple, fine-grained tannin extraction with soft acidity, lending softness to the mouthfeel. The wine carries to a sustained finish with lifted red floral notes. This is a softly sweet and luscious, harmonious Pinot Noir with cherry and berry fruit along with herb, spice, liquorice and floral notes on a very fine-textured, supple palate. This has beauty and detail. Serve with poultry and pork over the next 5+ years. Fruit from the ‘Claim 431’ vineyard, Bendigo, hand-picked and destemmed, and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 20% new French oak. 2,200 dozen made. 18.5/20 Dec 2018 Checkout the wine here.