2013 Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir

imageWill benefit from a stint in the cellar. One of the many reasons you’re getting this good a wine for twenty bucks is the early release.

Both dark and sour cherries lean into plums. Rhubarb, earthy beetroot, tree bark and a pinch of cinnamon. Cocoa and cedar oak is slipped in neatly and there’s a rub of tightly knit tannin tying everything together on the savoury finish. The 2013 Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay for now, this for later. 92+

Region: Yarra Valley
Alcohol: 13.2%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $19.99
Tasted: May 2014


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3 Responses to 2013 Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir

  1. Luca says:

    hi Jeremy,

    Do you have any recommendations for how long to let them sit?


  2. Hi Luca – I usually leave mine alone for a couple of years after release and then check in on them. They age well in my experience. A 2008 was in a good place when I opened a bottle a couple of months ago – not about to fall over either. That’s not to say you can’t find enjoyment now after a lengthy decant. But I do think this needs time in the bottle to show at its best.

  3. Matt Moore says:

    “The 2013 Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay for now, this for later.”

    The Wickhams Road pinots also have a “right here, right now” thing going on.

    I, For One, Welcome Our New Pinot Overlords.

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