2012 Estate Pinot Noir Reviews

 

James Halliday

2012 YarraLoch Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wild yeast-fermented in open oak vats (foudres) with whole berries, then matured in new French barrels. Clear, bright crimson; the highly fragrant, floral bouquet leads into a palate of ultimate precision and detail, its supple mouthfeel and length throwing the red fruits into high relief.

95 Points

 

Jeremy Oliver, Australain Wine Annual 2014

2012 Yarraloch Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

A fractions spicy and spiky with intense aromas of black and red cherries knit with cedary oak, plus a long, smooth and supple palate. It’s smooth, fleshy presence of dark berry/cherry flavours is underpinned by a fine, dusty chassis, before a lingering finish of cloves and spice

89 points

 

Campbell Mattison, August 2014, The Wine Front

2012 Yarraloch Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

I like this more than the higher priced Stephanie’s Dream Pinot Noir from the same vintage. It’s a beauty. Fresh, crisp, taut, long. Not necessarily savoury but not overtly sweet-fruited either. Vibrant. Dark cherry, woodsmoke, dried herbs, leaf matter. An Autumn walk of a wine. Both sprightly and precise.
 
94 Points