The Henschke Giles Pinot Noir is often a little controversial. It is not your classic fruity Australian Pinot Noir style – it is typically on the earthy end of the Pinot spectrum – savoury, reserved and almost meaty. The 2018 vintage is taut and focussed with pretty, spicy, earthy aromas supported by layers of rose petal and cranberry fruit. The palate is seamless and silky and keeps you coming back for more with its fleshy mouthfeel, fine and detailed fruit plus long supple finish with balanced acidity. It is immediately approachable but also has the depth of fruit and intensity to drink well for some time to come. It is a wine that with its savoury edge will beautifully match gamey meats such as rabbit, quail and duck, of course.