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2018 Bass Phillip Estate Pinot Noir

Gippsland, VIC

One of the final Bass Phillip Pinot Noirs made by the hands of the iconic Phillip Jones.

$95.00

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Long, fresh and energetic finish. Drink or hold.

Nick Stock (JamesSuckling.com)

About the Wine

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 2018 looking every bit the distinguished figure that this wine has become. Nick Stock awarded it 94 points and labelled it, "...strikingly complex...."

A staple of many a great Australian cellar, the 2018 Bass Phillip Estate Pinot Noir will mature for decades to come.

About Bass Phillip

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, and need a place in every true collector's cellar.

Phillip Jones, out in the vineyard
Phillip Jones, out in the vineyard
Gippsland, VIC
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From The Producer

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.

On Opening:

Beautiful vibrant crimson appearance followed by an immediate hit of freshly crushed berry fruits: raspberry; loganberry and ripe dark plums in predominence. Finishes long with light tannin but continuous sweet fruit.

After 1-2 hours:

A very absorbing wine: with sweet, chewy, cool fruits (berries and stone fruits) permeating the entire palate. These broad fruits drive through to a very dry, clean finish. Classical pinot noir which always suggests a new taste, each time you sip. One of the best Estates we have made.

After 24 hours:

Nothing out of place…. Still vibrant and fruitful; grippy finish. Freshness and strength of the wine suggests a cellar life beyond ten years.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.70%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Founder Phillip Jones
Founder Phillip Jones
Gippsland, VIC
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94Points
James Suckling

"This has a strikingly complex, intense nose with a rich array of cherries and berries, grapefruit and pomegranate, plenty of fruit spice, light pepper and a gently creamy, baking-spice oak thread. The palate has a very rich, intense delivery of beautifully ripe red cherries, framed in fine yet sturdy tannins. Long, fresh and energetic finish. Drink or hold." - Nick Stock (JamesSuckling.com)

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