2023 Wickhams Road Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

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Pretty as a picture Pinot from the Yarra Valley. Amazing value on offer here once again under this label.
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
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The Wickhams Road range is widely regarded as some of Australia's best-value vino. Made by the perennial bargain Yarra producer, Hoddles Creek, these wines hugely overdeliver in the bang-for-your-buck department.

With the family's pedigree for producing Yarra Valley Pinot, this might be the best buy/most popular of all the releases.

If you drink Pinot, this should be your mid-week staple.

A bargain, pure and simple. This is a case buy.

95 points
"To borrow a line from Mr Magoo, 'Oh, Franco, you've done it again!' I'm referring to the insanely good-for-the-money pinots that Hoddles Creek excels at."
- Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

More forward than the Estate range, this Pinot has a dark berry nose with a black cherries and plum on the palate. A combination of Upper Yarra Valley fruit and some experimental blocks off Hoddles. The wine sees about 20% whole bunches in the ferment to give spice and fine tannins. Spends about 20 days on skins and is bottled without fining or filtration.

95 points - "To borrow a line from Mr Magoo, 'Oh, Franco, you've done it again!' I'm referring to the insanely good-for-the-money pinots that Hoddles Creek excels at. This is the first Wickhams Road Yarra where the majority of the fruit comes from Hoddles Creek. A super-bright ruby red, this nose is redolent with small red fruits while the palate is balanced, silky smooth and long. Delish!" - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

90 points - "Strawberry, red cherry, a little spice, tea leaf and mint. It’s light, all strawberry with a dusting of spice, a lick of grainy tannin, and a finish of solid length. A little green mango on the finish? Not complex, but refreshing and good to drink." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

4.4
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
Based on 14 reviews
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14 reviews
  • NN
    Nyi Nyi M.
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    14 seconds ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Best value Pinot on the market

    Deliciously balanced Pinot for unbeatable value.

    TasteRated 5.0 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
  • VM
    Val M.
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    4 days ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Great value

    Not the best Yarra Pinot but a very acceptable mid week drop.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • AG
    Antonina G.
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    1 year ago
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Great value

    Great value weeknight red

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 2.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • MT
    Matthew T.
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    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Quality Yarra Valley Pinot at price that surprises

    This is a delicious and seriously good quality Yarra Valley Pinot Noir. You won't find a better Yarra Pinot anywhere near this price. Hoddles Creek already made some of the best value high quality Pinot Noir in the Yarra and they've raised the bar by being offering this at an ever lower price than their famed estate Pinot which I am.a huge fan of. Cook up some duck and lay into a bottle of this.

    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
  • MV
    Marc V.
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    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Not a bad budget Pinot

    This is a nice light budget Pinot with good structure and balance. My only complaint is that it’s not the other Wiccan’s Road Pinot - I think it was Geelong but it could have been Mornington - that is a cut above. This is a three and a half wine but I’m giving it some benefit of doubt as I suspect it will age nicely in the short term (2-5 years)

    TasteRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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Hoddles Creek Estate

Hoddles Creek Estate lays a serious claim to being one of the best value producers in Australia.

Led by the extremely hardworking winemaking guru Franco D’Anna, the Hoddles team crafts wonderful Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in particular that seriously overdeliver at all price points.

The wines are all made from fruit grown on their family vineyard in the Upper Yarra Valley. A must-try for Yarra Valley fans and bargain hunters alike!

Winemaker Franco D'Anna - Yarra Valley, VIC Discover Hoddles Creek

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