2015 Michelangelo Awards - Gold
2016 Decanter Wine Awards - Gold
Bright brick red paling towards the rim with aromas of confected red berry fruits, sour red cherries, a touch of truffle and fine dry herbal notes (thyme). Good purity on the palate entry and typically well ripened tannins lend a perceived sweetness to an otherwise savoury, spicy mid-palate with refreshing acidity balancing a persistent, generous and smooth finish.
This wine delivers on varietal terroir expression with an underlying complexity that brings sophistication to a Pinot and ticks all the boxes for versatile appreciation – with food or simply enjoyed by the glass. Whilst exceedingly satisfying to drink at present, the Elgin Vintners 2013 Pinot Noir displays all the potential to develop into a truly astounding Pinot Noir. --Winemaker