Heirloom Alcazar Pinot Noir 2021


Sourced from one of this country’s prime Pinot Noir regions, the Adelaide Hills, from the producer’s top vineyard in the region, the grapes are hand sorted, bunch by bunch, followed by natural fermentation with 50% whole bunches and then basket-pressed into French oak, 50% of which is new, for 9 months. The colour is an intriguing bruised plum/ochre. On the nose we have cherries, florals, spices, a hint of milk chocolate. There is a gentle note of brambles here as well, adding to the complexity, as well as notes of tobacco leaves. Appealingly soft tannins, this is a wine of medium length, balance and lovely finesse. The flavours are the ke and it will no doubt drink well for the next half decade.