Kooyong Haven Pinot Noir 2021


25-year-old vines in this 0.75 hectare site were fermented for 17 days, with a percentage of whole bunches and wild yeasts in large format wooden and concrete tanks. Racked to French oak barriques, 20% new, before a further 14 months maturation. For me, the pick of the trio. A really impressive Aussie Pinot, no matter where from. Top shelf. A very pale red hue, this is a lovely savoury and slightly smoky style of Pinot. Notes of undergrowth and red fruits, cherries, bay leaves and dry herbs. Seamless with ever-so-soft and silky tannins, yet no mistaking them. Serious length here and a little more richness than exhibited by its siblings at this early stage. A glorious palate, never-ending and maintaining the intensity at every stage. Enjoy over six to ten years. Really impressive.