Carlton Hill
2013 Carlton Hill Estate Reserve Pinot Noir

$75

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VINOUS 91 POINTS

Vivid red. Spice-tinged red berries, cherry pit, licorice and potpourri on the highly perfumed nose. Juicy, focused and light on its feet, offering sweet raspberry, cola and spicecake flavors and an exotic touch of blood orange. Shows very good focus and thrust on the finish, which is shaped by silky, slowly-building tannins.

WINE ENTHUSIAST 92 POINTS

Three-quarters of this wine was whole-cluster fermented, and spent 18 months in one-third new oak. Blending the winery’s three best barrels of the vintage, it’s a spicy, edgy wine which marries bitter herbs to black cherry and chocolate components. Firm and muscular, young and powerful, it should be cellared for a few years. Drink 2020–2025.