2018 Hurley Vineyard Garamond Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

One of the highest-rated Australian Pinot Noirs this year according to Nick Stock & James Suckling. Top of the tree for Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir.


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One that elevates the Hurley name to the top tier of Australian pinot noir.

James Suckling

About The Wine

The Hurley Vineyard wines are a set of Pinot Noirs built out of a singular focus shared by husband and wife team, Kevin Bell and Tricia Byrnes.

The vineyard is located in Balnarring. If vintage conditions allow, three separate Pinot Noirs from three individual blocks are made from this site, showcasing the difference in style across their excellent site. The Garamond is arguably the most impressive of the three single block bottlings. It shows layers of depth, density and complexity that propels it beyond its peers.

The 2018 vintage was classes as excellent by the Hurley team. Seemingly, they were spot on. This received a huge 98 points from James Suckling, placing it in the top echelon for Australian Pinot Noir according to his appraisal.

Winemaker Kevin Bell
Winemaker Kevin Bell
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Garamond exudes effortless style. It ripens evenly and is always harvested last. It is classical. In this wine, the fragrance of Hurley Vineyard is the perfume of the boudoir. It is a step up in complexity and intensity. In the palate, there is usually an array of soft, red fruits, plus meat, mushrooms and cake spice. It is succulent, creamy and sweet, but balanced by lively acidity. The wine usually tastes of red minerals and has fine, silky tannins. There is often toffee. The palate is typically tight and firm in its youth, opening up as time goes on. Garamond is complete, ends fresh and lives long.

Hurley Vineyard labels include information in Braille, the first in Australia to do so.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.40%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Hurley Vineyard
Hurley Vineyard
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Jams Suckling

"A striking edition of this single-vineyard bottling from the outstanding 2018 vintage, one that elevates the Hurley name to the top tier of Australian pinot noir. This has such strikingly complete and authentic character. The freshness and complexity of red fruit, dried spice, wet stones, citrus zest and cedary oak is so beautifully assembled. The palate offers pure red cherries, supported by super fine, smooth-rendered tannins, delivering a brand of elegance and measured power that defines great pinot noir the world over. Stunning. Drink or hold." - James Suckling (


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