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2018 Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

One of the best Pinot Noir buys anywhere. Absolutely 'no brainer' territory.

$24.00

Rated 4.2 out of 5
12 Reviews

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About The Wine

For wines lovers everywhere, the quest to find affordable, interesting Pinot Noir that makes you blush like only Pinot can, is a constant one.

One of the heroes of this much sought after variety is undoubtedly the Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir. Made by Yarra Valley maestro Franco D'Anna, this is pure Pinot Noir to its core.

It's earthy, lifted, vibrant and just ludicrously drinkable. 

There's a very good argument to be made that this Australia's best Pinot Noir under $25. How the D'Annas produce this quality at the price remains a mystery but they do it year in, year out.

Hoddles Creek Estate is the gold standard for quality, affordable Pinot Noir in Australia. Back up the truck.

About Hoddles Creek Estate

Hoddles Creek lay a serious claim to being one of the best value producers in Australia.

Led by the extremely hardworking winemaking guru Franco D’Anna, the Hoddles team craft wonderful Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in particular that seriously overdeliver at all price-points.

The wines are all made from fruit grown on their family vineyard in the Upper Yarra Valley.

A must try for Yarra Valley fans and bargain hunters alike!

Additional Info

From The Producer

Red berries and dark cherry dominate the nose, firm mid palate tannins lead to pleasing acidity on the back.

All fruit is hand-picked in the morning and immediately de-stemmed with no crushing. In tank the fruit will have a small addition of sulphur. Some batches were left to cold soak for approximately 4-5 days, whilst others started fermentation immediately. Natural and cultured yeasts were used on different ferments. Pigage and delastage were used for cap management.

Some ferments will undergo post maceration, depending on the tannin structure and the style of the wine. On completion of fermentation the wine was gently pressed and transferred to 30% new, 30% one year old and the balance in two and three year old oak, After 11 months of barrel maturation, the wine was assembled and bottled without filtration or fining.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.20%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Franco thieving his wine in barrel
Franco thieving his wine in barrel
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Absolutely picture perfect. Red cherry and florals, fine, ripe tannins melded beautifully with the fruit. It's long, slender and impeccably balanced. A flood of forest berries and an earthy underbelly of mushroom and sweet clove. Sensational drinking. Smokes a lot of $40 Pinot in sheer drinkability, sure, but in detail and complexity too. Unreal. - Different Drop Wine Team

92Points
The Wine Front

"Red fruits, hazelnut and spice, floral perfume. It’s light and perhaps a diffuse, at least as a young wine, but does deliver flavour, fine emery tannin, mouth-perfume, with a savoury autumnal finish of good length. Almost certain to build complexity and depth." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"When you have a vineyard site as good as Hoddles Creek Estate, and lavish care on it as well as ever, the result is preordained. This is an elegant, spice-infused wine with tannins providing the boundary fence, fruit filling the centre. The length and balance can't be faulted." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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Best value Pinot

This wine never fails year after year. Highly recommended.

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Outstanding

Beautiful fruit, silky smooth and you could pay $50 for this quality.. a bargain

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Great value

Quality drop for a good price, will repurchase!

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Solid quaffer

Good weeknight workhorse. Not overly complex or characterful, nor overly ‘pretty’ and refined, but a solid and perfectly enjoyable bottle.

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Excellent value

This is a really good mid week quaffer and is terrific value for what you are getting.

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Delivery is Free for any order over $99 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $99 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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This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

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