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2016 Gembrook Hill Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

Yet another dazzling release of this cult favourite Yarra Valley Pinot Noir.

$50.00

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About

About The Wine

The Gembrook Hill Pinot Noir is a beautiful thing to drink.

It's impeccable Pinot Noir from this region. Yarra Valley Pinot Noir in a tailored suit, slicked hair, and polished shoes. It's as sleek and stylish as you could ask for. This special site in the Upper Yarra has yielded some of the region's best Pinot Noirs over the last decade or more. 

Campbell Mattinson noted in this vintage "It’s another beauty"  in his 95 point review.

Winemakers Andrew Marks knocking this one out of the park.

Andrew Marks in his family
Andrew Marks in his family's vineyard
Yarra Valley, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"It’s an interesting release. For starters, it’s beautiful. And complex. And undergrowth-y. And just so quintessentially pinot noir. If you like the Gembrook Hill style then you will love this, no doubt about it. It’s firm, tight, cooled by acidity, smoke-infused and herbal. There’s a character like roasted, sweet-spiced meats too. Gembrook Hill PN to a tee, you’d have to say. The interesting part is that the tannin is slightly firmer than usual, or gives that impression anyway, so that the flow through the finish is made to cool its heels. I wondered at first whether this had an impact on the wine’s quality but after sitting with it for a couple of hours I concluded that it absolutely did not. It’s another beauty." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

A very warm spring lead to an early and even bud burst across all varieties. Then the heat in December and early January gave us the earliest vintage on record. We picked one block of chardonnay at the end of February! Unheard of at Gembrook.

We are very happy with the resulting wines. The cropping was normal, unlike the small crops of 2014. Across all varieties, the wines have great tannins, and savoury structure. Here in the Upper Yarra Valley, our wines will be long lasting.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.3%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Delivery Information

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter. A useful map on how to find us can be viewed here.

Express Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 15km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 3pm weekdays for same day delivery. A list of eligible postcodes can be viewed here.

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Pricing & Discounts

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it (policy here). We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on.

We Also Offer Volume Discounts. It works like this:

  ORDERS OVER $149 GET FREE SHIPPING

  ORDERS OVER $299 GET A $20 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $499 GET A $40 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $999 GET A $100 DISCOUNT

This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.