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2020 Gembrook Hill Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

Yet another dazzling release of this cult favourite Yarra Valley Pinot Noir.

$56.00

Rated 4.8 out of 5
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About The Wine

The Gembrook Hill Pinot Noir is a beautiful thing to drink.

It's impeccable Pinot Noir from this region. Yarra Valley Pinot in a tailored suit, slicked hair, and polished shoes; as sleek and stylish as you could ask for. This special site in the Upper Yarra has yielded some of the region's best Pinot Noirs over the last decade or more. 

This is a highly sought-after Pinot and winemaker Andrew Marks has knocked this one out of the park, once again.

About Gembrook Hill

Based in the cool upper reaches of the Yarra Valley, Gembrook Hill is one of the country's most loved producers of Pinot Noir.

Founded in 1983 by Ian and June Marks, Gembrook is one of the most picturesque vineyards in the region. As well as their stunning Pinot Noirs, they produce excellent examples of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and an elegant Blanc de Blanc in certain vintages.

Ian Marks sadly passed away in 2017. His son Andrew now tends the family vineyard and makes the wines, continuing the family legacy for producing outstanding examples of Upper Yarra wine.

Andrew Marks in his family
Andrew Marks in his family's vineyard
Yarra Valley, VIC
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From the Producer

The season was characterised by a below average crop load and very early picking date, brought on by the warm conditions late in the growing season. This was the earliest we have ever picked our Pinot. Despite these conditions the vineyard remained healthy with the deep rooted and un-irrigated vines. Bright and fresh with characteristic Gembrook lift, this is a vintage sure to reward cellaring but also delicious now.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Andrew Marks in the vines
Andrew Marks in the vines
Yarra Valley, VIC
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Burgundy style Yarra Pinot

Top class Pinot, one of the best if not the best I have tasted from Yarra Valley. Refined, soft and delicate with beautiful balance and wonderful fruit flaovours.

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Really good wine

Really good wine. Pours light but exceptional aromatics and solid fruit weight.

Excellent length. I like this style a lot. Will definitely buy again.

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delivers on promise

In an age of ever diminishing discretionary spend, when I pay a little bit extra for a wine, I'm always a bit hesitant that it will deliver on what the asking price has promised.....believe me this over delivers in both complexity and sophistication by a wide margin to the point I'd consider it exceptional value.

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Refined, elegant and delicious.

A classic Yarra Valley Pinot. Love the berry flavours and smoothness of this beautiful wine. A special occasion wine for me. Highly recommended.

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good but reductive, needs time

prefer the nose, flavour, balance, finish of the 2015 which is one of my favourites

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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.

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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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