BASS PHILLIP - Pinot Noir Premium 2018
This has a very pure pink grapefruit, pomegranate and red-cherry nose with a deeply spicy oak thread that sits well inside the fruit. Plenty of earth and some red flowers here, too. The palate has a very plush, energetic core of red-cherry, Pinot Noir fruit. A real statement of concentrated fruit. The tannins extrude smoothly and frame a long, juicy and fresh finish. Stunning Pinot Noir.
James Suckling: 95 Pts
BASS PHILLIP’s flagship wine: A wine with strong personality in aroma and complex flavour. Layered, textured and long. Improves in the cellar for more than ten years.
Usually, the second highest rated pinot noir in Australia after the Bass Phillip Reserve.
“Outstanding category”, Langtons Classification, 2005, 2010 & 2015.
James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion) has rated the 2010 2012 & 2014 at 98 points.
Bass Phillip Pinot Noir Premium 2014 was James Halliday's "Pinot Noir of the year, 2016"!
Original Estate vineyard; 8,500 vines/HA; specific plot cropping at approx. one tonne/acre. Distinctive spice and layered flavours. Long and supple texture: Fine but powerful. Improves over a fifteen year period.
Made in a simple and traditional manner, with low-cropped vineyards, no irrigation and minimal intervention in the winery, the wines of BASS PHILLIP display flavours which are characteristic of the region and their individual vineyards.
Deep mineral-rich soils, natural high humidity, and cooler temperatures in South Gippsland is also part of the magic that delivers the length, complexity, flavors, balanced acidity, and natural minerality to BASS PHILLIP wines.
Combined with Phillip Jones’s undivided attention to detail in the vineyards and winery, and an insatiable passion for quality wine experiences, BASS PHILLIP produces extraordinary wines one vintage after another.