2019 Hurley Vineyard Garamond Pinot Noir

Highly Rated
The finest and pretttiest of Hurley's single vineyard Pinots.

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Garamond is Hurley's easiest to manage, most even-ripening site which is always picked last. It produces wines of fine lines, pretty red-fruited aromatics, and silken texture.

The warm 2019 vintage has given Garamond a bit more depth and colour than previous releases, and there is a touch more spice, light cedary oak and mid-palate concentration.

And, yes, it is named after the font, or more accurately, after the typographer Claude Garamond, who invented the font that adorns the Hurley labels.

This is entirely from selected barrels of Garamond. The fruit was harvested on 3 March 2019, fermented under the action of indigenous yeast, basket-pressed on 29 March 2019 and, after twenty months in barrel (one third new), it was bottled on 3 November 2019. Closed with Diam cork.</p.

Mid-garnet again but deeper. In the nose there are alluring scents of flowers and ripe raspberries plus red cherries and pressed delicatessen meat like mortadella. The palate has concentrated flavours of black cherries and squishy forest berries which flare in the back palate. A seamless luscious texture framed by fresh acidity combines with fine drying tannins to create a dry finish which fully exposes fruit flavours that linger long and clean. The overall effect is one of complexity and sophistication. To 2032.

97 Points - "Medium to deep colour, bright and purple-tinged. The bouquet is spicy and ferrous-minerally, ironstony, which translates into the mouth where it is full-bodied and terrifically intense, with firm grip and driving length. A superbly structured and concentrated pinot with tremendous persistence. The complex flavours resonate for a long time after the wine is gone. A most impressive and delicious pinot." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

96 Points - "Garamond is so dutiful. It just seems to fall into place, and yet, it marches to its own beat. It's a very distinctive wine. A mix of sweet-sour tangy cherries, segueing into fleshier fruit flavours and warm spices. It's generous across the palate, with a nice crunch to the acidity tethering shapely, textural tannins." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

96 Points - "The perfume here is almost Chambolle-like, with dry spices, fresh red cherries, forest floor and leaves. Handy layering on the palate with fine-cut tannins that deliver gently tart red-cherry flavors. Elegant pinot with real power. Drink over the next eight years." - Nick Stock (James Suckling)

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