Pinot Noir "Crown Prince"
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Easy-drinking Pinot Noirs with sweet plum fruits, softness and balance. These wines always have the characteristic regional “palate length”.
BACKGROUND: Our Crown Prince wines come from the Leongatha vineyard; planted in 1996 this vineyard shows regional typicity and also supplies fruit for the Estate wines. This wine comes from the major part of the Leongatha vineyard.
MARKET POSITION: An established restaurant favourite. Good value for money. Often scored 95/100 by Mr. Halliday. This one has the most burgundian structure of all the Crown Prince pinots: long & gentle tannins. Quite fresh and balanced. Popular “by-the-glass” wine in many restaurants.
PRODUCTION NOTE: Bottled without fining or filtration. Procork closure.
Halliday Wine Companion (Campbell Mattinson): 95/100. Cellar to 2026.
"You could call it earthen, or sweet-sour, or redolent of beetroot, or gamey, and perhaps even foresty.
Truth is it’s all of those and none of them; it is simply itself.
This drips with character and performs well above its station. As strange as it may seem, it is its own kind of ‘steal’, in value terms."