2012 Port Phillip Estate Red Hill Pinot Noir

imageNow a range of single vineyard Pinots, much like the Kooyong examples.

So silky in the mouth; texture is the highlight for me. Immaculate acidity and mild tannin. Ripe with a caramel subtext yet agile and only just medium-bodied. Black raspberry, sarsaparilla, Campari and white cherry with spiced rhubarb. It’s all edged by earth and forest-litter. Just wants for a little carry through the back-palate although one would hardly say the finish is curtailed. 92

Region: Mornington Peninsula
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $38
Tasted: June 2014


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4 Responses to 2012 Port Phillip Estate Red Hill Pinot Noir

  1. Stephen Block says:

    Hi Jeremy
    Can you recall whether this was the “Balnarring” or “Red Hill” designation?

  2. Stephen – I’ve only ever been sent the Kooyong/Port Phillip range on one occasion – last year. It seems a shame but ultimately that’s their decision. I bought this off the retail shelf before becoming aware that the Port Phillip Pinots had become single vineyard offerings as of the 2012 vintage. The version reviewed here is the Red Hill. I’ve now amended my note to clarify the matter.


  3. GW says:

    I’m not sent them either. I suspect it’s just a change of brand manager or whatever. Maybe email them? I’m not because Campbell covers them :)

  4. Might do that – have one contact I can try. Very keen to taste the 2011 Kooyong Single Vineyard Chardonnays and I don’t think I’ll have the fluid funds to purchase all of them.

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