Giant Steps 2018 Nocton Vineyard Pinot Noir
Winery : Giant Steps
JAMES HALLIDAY 98 POINTS
THREE TROPHIES ROYAL QUEENSLAND WINE SHOW - GRAND CHAMPION WINE OF SHOW; BEST RED TABLE WINE; BEST PINOT NOIR
The Giant Steps team produces several different Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs, mostly from Yarra Valley vineyards. This is their first, and highly successful, excursion into Tasmania's Coal River Valley with fruit sourced from Nocton Vineyard.
Michele's notes: Texturally this is a really interesting and delicious wine. The grainy tannins overlaid with plump, ripe fruit combines for a generous mouthfeel.
This Pinot opens well with abundant aromas of sweet, dark cherry, smoky roasted Asian spices and wet slate. The flavours are lively with a lot of bounce, and they persist. Nice charry/ferrous elements come through, adding to the overall intrigue and interest. Quite a mouthful!