Williams Crossing Pinot Noir 2012

APPEARANCE
Sparkling garnet red.

BOUQUET
Initally floral aromatics surround an array of red fruits in a wine that is at once brooding and elegant. Complexing savoury secondary characters of cold cut meats, fresh earth & undergrowth provides contrasting gravity.

PALATE
With a flavour filled palate of medium plus weight, this is great Pinot Noir from the get go. Oak only plays supporting role, providing great texture and mouthfeel, but the fruit is the star here, brimming with energy and juicy acidity.

CELLARING SUGGESTIONS
Easily the best Williams Crossing Pinot Noir we’ve put in bottle in terms of both quality and value. This gives us confidence we are heading in the right direction in both the vineyard and the winery. Already drinking well, it is still quite youthful and with it’s powerful and balanced fruit/acid/tanning structure it bodes well for future development of the next 5 years possibly more. We’re looking forward to the complexing influence of bottle age over that time frame...

 

REVIEWS

  • 2012 Williams Crossing Pinot Noir
    Score: 90
    Review by: Huon Hooke
    , www.huonhooke.com
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    "Light red colour with a purple rim. Very fragrant strawberry and raspberry aromas, the palate weight medium and intense, with no shortage of flavour or drive or length. The colour misleads, as it does so often in pinot. Delicious wine with lavishly fruit-sweet mid-palate and succulent finish and aftertaste. A very good primary fruit-driven style." Drink 2014-2019

Other Vintages
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Closure
Screw Cap

Winemaker
The Vineyard

Grape Variety
Pinot Noir

Growing Region
Macedon Ranges

% Alcohol
14.3

Acidity
6.0

pH
3.55

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