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Giant Steps 2014/15 Applejack Pinot Noir

$53.00 - $345.00

Giant Steps' Applejack Vineyard was planted in the Upper Yarra in 2001 by Ray Guerin, viticulturist par excellence. The vineyard, which was purchased by Phil Sexton of Giant Steps, is located on a dramatic north-east facing slope.

Vintage 2015 Applejack Pinot - GOLD MEDAL 2016 Royal Melbourne Show

Mike Bennie 96 points, Winefront: 'What a killer line-up from Giant Steps in 2015. I simply can’t split them, if that was my task...Telltale signs of cool places and whole bunch ferment, whiffs of garrigue, bouquet garni, so let’s say dried hedges and dried mixed herbs, in Australian lingo. There’s dark cherry, a faint sniff of cola, fennel, pepper too. The palate is awash and ablaze, bright and lively, shows a flighty sheet of tannin that drapes across the mouth then starts to tug like a fist closing on silk. The finish is pulled tight with that fine tannin, caraway seed spice, light herbal notes. It’s beautiful, wonderful drinking, so gluggable, so complex in its nature and presentation, so much to enjoy.'


 Vintage 2014 Applejack Pinot - Huon Hooke 95points, 5 stars: 'Medium red/purple bright colour, with a definite root vegetable stemmy bouquet. The palate echoes this, with parsnip, turnip-like characteristics, which are very attractive and starting to morph into lifted perfumes. The palate is elegant and fine, intense and focused, with light, soft tannins in abundance. Very long palate. There's a lot of whole-bunch here, but so much else as well. A very stylish pinot'

Pinot Shop is located in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia at 135 Paterson Street down at the river end near Cataract Gorge, Stillwater Restaurant and The Mill Providore. We specialise in the best of premium pinot noir as grown so beautifully in the cool climes of Tasmania, New Zealand and southern parts of the big Australian continent. Our love for pinot extends to its sibling styles pinot gris and grigio and fizzy cousins sparkling wine and Champagne, even when they don’t contain pinot noir. That’s not to say we’ve become too exclusive - we also stock an interesting range of delicious wines for those (rare) times when you’re not drinking pinot…
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