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2020 Ashton Hills Reserve Pinot Noir

Adelaide Hills, SA

A hauntingly delicious Reserve Pinot Noir from the Adelaide Hills.

HIGH SCORE

$90.00

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About
So special, even tasted in its early stages of a long life.

Tony Love (Halliday Wine Companion)

About the Wine

The fruit from the Reserve Pinot Noir is sourced from the five best clones on the Ashton Hills Estate.

It boasts aromas of red fruits and plum, entwined with savoury notes. It was aged in French oak, which gives the wine layers of fine tannins that provide a lingering, supple finish.

This is a deliciously powerful Pinot Noir, and it's no wonder that Ashton Hills is being regarded as one of the most distinguished sites in South Australia for producing this variety.

About Ashton Hills

Just below the summit of Mount Lofty lies Ashton Hills, a vineyard that has become known as one of Australia's finest producer of Pinot Noir and cool climate whites.

Current winemaker, Stephen George, keeps his philosophy on winemaking pretty simple, with a focus on minimal intervention on the wine. The resulting wines are elegant and delicate representations of the unique site of the vineyard.

The Ashton Hills vines
The Ashton Hills vines
Adelaide Hills, SA
Additional Info

From the Producer

The Reserve Pinot Noir is sourced purely from our five preferred clones on the estate. The fruit is de-stemmed via a small, customised, gentle de-stemmer that keeps as many whole berries as possible. Some whole bunches are included, the percentage varying according to the style of the vintage. After fermentation, the fruit is basket pressed direct to a combination of old and new French oak barriques. The wine is made without any additions until bottling.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Pinot Noir in Piccadilly
Pinot Noir in Piccadilly
Adelaide Hills, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

98Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"As with the Reserve releases we've witnessed over many years, this has a latent power, deep down in the aromatic wells. Say it again – deep down. The fruit has a darker cherry expression, the fragrance in the nose rising gently, savoury forest-like elements on the palate well entwined. The weight is ethereal and exhibits a class, medium-bodied line and length, all of it lingering around the top and sides of your mouth for eons. So special, even tasted in its early stages of a long life." - Tony Love (Halliday Wine Companion)

95Points
The Real Review

"Medium to light red colour with a faint purple tint on the rim. The bouquet is restrained and spicy with dried underbrush, mushroom and umami notes, plenty of savoury touches on a palate, which fades a little but there is a tannin kick that draws it out a little longer. There is structure here to cope with protein-rich foods. A very good food wine." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

93Points
The Wine Front

"Serious feeling, architectural, structured pinot noir of dark cherry fruit, mocha powder tannins, green herb, pepper and smoked meat characters. Rich to taste, quite lush and full, concentrated, slippery and ripe fruited, choc-cherry, anise and woody spice. Power and energy here. A lick of spicy smokiness lingers after each sip. Serious feeling, complex pinot." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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FaQs

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