Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2023


Bing cherries, rhubarb and boysenberries. Crushed allspice, soft licorice and cardamom. Nigella seed, poppy and white pepper. Gravel and black stone. Pure black fruit intensity with compact berries. The character of this wine doesn’t rely solely on bunch work but the proportion sits fairly high at 35% and it carries it well.  It’s confident in its composition of fruit and everything else is in balance, like a cobweb of support. A gentle swathe of fine tannins and lingering acidity. Delicious, structured and drinking very well now. A wine that would shine with almost any dish but for an example I’d say chewy wok charred Pad See Ew noodles with beef would elevate any night of the week.