Bass Phillip 2015 Pinot Noirs
Winery : Bass Phillip
2015 Bass Phillip Crown Prince Pinot Noir: Vineyard notes 'Leongatha vineyard; 9,000 vines/HA (1996); this wine comes from the major part of the vineyard, cropping at approx. 1.0 to 1.2 tonne/acre. Long, tangy, fine.'
2015 Bass Phillip Estate Pinot Noir: Vineyard notes: 'Source - original Estate vineyard; 8,500 vines/HA; specific plot cropping at approx. one tonne/acre, often blended with the best fruit from our Leongatha Vineyard. Classically fine.' Gary Walsh 94+ points.
2015 Bass Phillip Issan Pinot Noir: Vineyard notes: 'Planted in 1993/94 on a lean minerally site, 15 kilometers from the winery, this vineyard is cropped at extremely low levels (approx a half tonne per acre). 9,000 vines/HA. Vibrant, fresh fruits.'
2015 Bass Phillip Premium Pinot Noir: Gary Walsh 96 points, Winefront 'So sure-footed and confident, it almost has a swagger. Cherry, sweet cinnamon and cedar oak, dried flowers, a little earthy bass. Medium bodied, silky and precise, with delectable savoury and fruit sweet switching, layered and complex already, laced up tight with ultra-fine pixel tannin, and long smashed strawberry and spice finish. A delight. Really needs a few years, or at worst, a good spell in a decanter'
2015 Bass Phillip RESERVE Pinot Noir: Gary Walsh 96+points Winefront '...Dance of the seven veils kind of Pinot here, where the moral of the story is ‘be patient’. Lavish clove, cinnamon and biscuit oak, deep dark cherry fruit, fresh tilled earthiness, a certain ‘minerality’ and a dried rose perfume. It’s medium bodied, thickly and sumptuously tannic, ribbons of silk, throaty and earthy dark cherry flavours, pencilly oak drawing lines for the future, and a very long and minerally finish. Depth and intensity. Tension and drama. It ‘feels’ Grand Cru, if that makes any sense. Wait.'