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The remarkable Bass Phillip Pinot Noirs are the benchmark for Gippsland Pinot Noir. The phenomenal concentration achieved by Phillip Jones comes from the ground up. Biodynamic farming and extreme attention to detail in the vineyard yielding fruit undeniably of a world class standard. The Estate Pinot Noir sets the tone for the vintage. The 2015 looking every bit the distinguished figure that this wine has become. Gary Walsh rating it 94+ points and labelling it, quite simply, "Delicious." A staple of many a great Australian cellar, the 2015 Bass Phillip Estate Pinot Noir will mature for decades to come.
What it Tastes Like
"Spice, red fruits, rose petal and vanilla, a bit of animal fur and earth, perhaps. Medium bodied at most, sappy and animated, redcurrant and pomegranate, fine burr of kitten’s tongue tannin, pleasing sense of delicacy, and pretty fine length. Delicious." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
94+ points. "One thing you have to say about Bass Phillip, is that the quality does ratchet up with the price…to a certain extent. Spice, red fruits, rose petal and vanilla, a bit of animal fur and earth, perhaps. Medium bodied at most, sappy and animated, redcurrant and pomegranate, fine burr of kitten’s tongue tannin, pleasing sense of delicacy, and pretty fine length. Delicious." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
Mouthfilling wines with mid-palate richness; lingering plummy fruits: a versatile food wine. BACKGROUND: Original Estate vineyard; 8,500 vines/HA; specific plot cropping at approx. one tonne/acre, often blended with the best fruit from our Leongatha Vineyard. Wine with attractive, rich fruits in the mid-palate, with the strength to improve up to ten years in the cellar. CURRENT VINTAGE: 2015 The 2015 vintage has delivered red wines with varietal purity, fresh natural acidity, tangy minerality and overall balance: one of our best vintages. These are great wines from Bass Phillip, and they are all capable of mediumlong-term cellaring....... However, they are beautiful to drink now!! All the reds need one hour breathing after pulling the cork. WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS: A complex mouthful of intense flavours. Balanced acidity carries through to the finish. Emphasis is in the middle plate: But with quite powerful tannins. This is a good food wine : a very easy drink.
Bottle Size: 750ml
Drink Until: 2035
About the Producer
The great Bass Phillip Estate is one of Australia’s most iconic producers. For decades Phillip Jones has farmed his Gippsland plot with adherence to organic and biodynamic farming, the meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard yielding one of Australia’s truly world class wines. The Bass Phillip Pinot Noir is a benchmark wine, rightfully one of the most collected in the country. Jones’ wines are incredible. They are wines of power, personality and persistence.
No variety captures the hearts and minds of the wine lover quite like Pinot Noir. It’s the unicorn of many a winemaker. Notoriously fickle to grow, this delicate red variety can deliver a kaleidoscope of flavours and aromas, from the bright and floral to the moody and mysterious and everything in between. The cooler regions of Australia are where Pinot Noir is most at home. Look to Tasmania and Victoria for the best examples, with some quality wines beginning to show from the Great Southern and from the cooler parts of NSW. Falling in love with Pinot Noir can be a life long affair, beware the charms of this most enchanting of grapes.
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