Hoddles Creek Pre-Release

Hoddles Creek Pre-Release

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Hot off the press!

Two huge reviews for the small-batch releases from Hoddles Creek Estate were published on The Wine Front yesterday by Gary Walsh. He scored the new 2018 PSB Pinot Noir 95 points and awarded the 2017 Syberia Chardonnay a mammoth 97 points - one of his highest scores for any Chardonnay this year. 

 

 

SYBERIA

Syberia is the nickname the D'Anna family has given to the highest and steepest block of Chardonnay on the Hoddles Creek Estate vineyard.

The wine it produces each year is markedly different to the rest of the Hoddles Creek Chardonnays. Syberia is leaner, more focused and perhaps a more precise 'Chablis-eque' style of wine.

It is compact yet powerful, hence Franco allowing it extra time in bottle prior to release. The 2017 is a sensational vintage of this wine. A wine which will take the next decade easily in stride. Only 100 dozen were made.

 

97 points
"Struck match, lime, grapefruit, almonds, chicken stock, flickers of cool green. Fine and composed, surges through the mouth, grips on tight, and doesn’t let go. So long. Flint, chalk, crunch, texture, subtle bitterness. It’s all here. It’s very Adult Chardonnay. Racy. A nudge and wink to those in-the-know. Outstanding."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

 

 

 

PSB

This is only the second ever release of this Hoddles Creek wine, and it's an absolute stunner.

It's a single block Pinot Noir from the super-high-density Pinot plantings on the Hoddles family vineyard, designed to sit alongside the Road Block and Syberia Chardonnays. Winemaker Franco D'Anna won't tell a soul what PSB stands for, and after you taste what's in the glass you won't care.

It's not to be released every year, but the 2018 vintage revealed a wine of outstanding quality. If you've fallen in love with Pinot Noir from this family over the years, this new wine will knock your socks off.

Only around 100 dozen were bottled in 2018 and they are going to fly. Jump on it while you can.

 

95 points
"I liked it from first sniff. Cherry, spice, subtle biscuit oak, a distinct sweet earth/mineral thing happening, and some dried herbs and flowers. Medium-bodied, good amount of flavour, particularly impressive tannin – fine, thick and graphite – pulls the ripcord of juicy acidity on the long finish. Complex. Composed. Cracking. My kind of Pinot Noir."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


We have secured a small allocation that will arrive in the coming weeks. You can pre-order now to secure your allocations.