2023 Garagiste Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir

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One of the country's best value Pinot Noirs from Mornington Peninsula legend, Barney Flanders.
4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
30 Reviews

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Barney Flanders loves Pinot Noir, and every release of the value-packed Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir seems to out do the previous one. It has been one of the most popular wines in Different Drop history.

Minimal whole bunches used in the ferment as usual, with wild ferment, three weeks on skins and further ageing in concrete, foudre and old barrels It's unfined and unfiltered, with plenty of savoury complexity to balance the beautifully ripe and pure Pinot fruit.

Simply put this wine represents the essence of Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir. Value for money wise, this is an Australian Pinot Noir star.

So crunchy and bright, there are tannins that are as delightful as they are surprising (structure is not usually found in Pinots from this area, particularly at this price point). The concentrated and plump fruit profile is present but does not give way to the inherent elegance and purity to be found. It has a pleasant mouthful, and its fleshy and an assertive acid line encourages you to revisit the glass with a frequency one should be wary of!

4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
Based on 30 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 20 Total 4 star reviews: 8 Total 3 star reviews: 2 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
97%would recommend this product
30 reviews
  • SD
    Simone D.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    9 seconds ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Delicious

    His Pinot is my absolute favourite, had it years ago & recently rediscovered it. It’s so easy to drink & compliments Italian food perfectly!

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • TR
    Timothy R.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Bargain Pinot

    A must buy for your Mon-Fri Pinot needs! Fresh, fruit-driven, yet with good drive and lengthy finish. I've always found it hard to find balanced value Pinots that show fruit with depth, this is it.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • SM
    Stephen M.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Superb value Pinot

    There is no way you can go wrong with a bottle of this. Great price and great taste.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Jonathan M.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    Smooth but lacking flavour

    I enjoyed the first taste, it was smooth, the tannins were not obvious, and it was an easy drinkable wine. However I thought it lacked depth and flavour.

    TasteRated 2.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Anonymous
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Delicious

    Easy drinking and grows in the glass!!

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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Garagiste Wines

Garagiste is the brainchild of Barnaby Flanders.

After leaving Allies Wines in 2003 he embarked on a mission to produce small batch premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay under his own label in his beloved Mornington Peninsula.

Barney loves the sub-regionality to be exploited in Mornington Peninsula, the slight alterations in aspect and soil profile within this small wine producing region provide him with the scaffolding around which he builds his stunning harem of small batch wines.

They are only ever made in small quantities so time is of the essence if you want to explore the world of Garagiste.

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