Hurley Vineyard 2016 Pinot Noirs
Winery : Hurley Vineyard
Kevin Bell and Tricia Byrnes of Mornington's Hurley Vineyard make pinot noir with great integrity and the utmost attention to detail to celebrate the unique qualities of their Mornington site. In vintage 2016, Hurley Vineyard celebrated its 16th vintage with the release of all the 'climats' - Hommage, Garamond and Lodestone.
Hurley 2016 Mixed Pinots SIX Pack + free freight $399 (value $412) - 2 each Hommage, Lodestone & Garamond.
2016 Hurley V 'Garamond' Pinot Noir: Kevin Bell notes: 'The deep garnet colour leads to a complex, opulent nose of black cherries, raspberries, cassis and red currents. All manner of brambly fruits explode powerfully in a palate that is also infused with lambs fry and dried herbs. Taut at this stage but not austere, it has tannins that are mouth-coating and ultra-fine. A linear structure supports the wine for the long haul, it has a tightness of grain that needs time to open and evolve This has endless persistence of flavour and finishes with a shimmering peacock’s tail! Alc/vol 13.9%. To 2028+'
2016 Hurley V 'Hommage' Pinot Noir: Kevin Bell notes: 'Also garnet, the intense nose has black cherries, brambly red fruits, dried herbs and something animal. The palate is sapid, complex and layered with intense red and black fruits, gossamer-fine tannins and the exotic tastes of soy sauce and cooked meat. Hommage has left its puppy fat behind and now produces a more precise and articulate wine. The vineyard benefits from recent tree removal on the northern side, increasing both air and sun. Alc/vol 13.2%. To 2026+'
2016 Hurley V 'Lodestone' Pinot Noir: Kevin Bell notes: 'Appealing mid-garnet, this has intense aromas of perfectly ripe red cherries, mortadella, violets and subtle brown spice. The palate is seamless, pure and precise. Mouth-coating silky tannins envelop powerful flavours of red and black cherries, raspberries, red currents and a little earth. This is a fine, well-balanced wine that has real energy and a tight linear frame. It was picked at the perfect time, explaining its style and poise. Highly persistent and flaring at the back, the high quality of the oak is evident but not obtrusive. Alc/vol 13.5%. To 2026+'