Hurley Vineyard 2018 'The Climats' Pinot Noirs
Winery : Hurley Vineyard
Hurley Vineyard 2018 Pinots are only available as a MIXED SIX Pack containing two each of the following wines -
Notes are by Kevin Bell and Tricia Byrnes.
2018 Hurley Vineyard Garamond Pinot Noir (value $79): East facing, clone MV6. Bright ruby-garnet, with depth. Garamond is the coolest vineyard and is moderated by the little valley it overlooks...intense aromas of red cherries, soft summer fruits and the fragrance of flowers. The palate tastes concentrated flavours of succulent red cherries, currents and raspberries, as well as a little cassis. Very pure, well balanced and structured... silky too, mouth-filling and long, but highly focused and precise.'
2018 Hurley Lodestone Pinot Noir (value $65): 'Mid-garnet in colour, the nose broods with intense aromas of black cherries and blueberries, roses and a hint of sage. In the palate, powerful flavours of briary forest berries are enveloped in a mouth-filling texture that is silky, layered and complex. The flavours resonate persistently from entry to exit. Racy acidity provides drive and length... an outstanding Lodestone.'
Hurley Vineyard Hommage Pinot Noir (value $65): North-east facing vineyard of clones G5V15 (75%) and MV6 (25%). Heady and complex bouquet of cherry plums and the forest floor together with a little dried herb and mortadella. In the palate, delicious primary flavours of cherries and plums…thyme…meld into a silky texture to which ultra-fine tannins add detail and persistence. This is a beautifully structured Hommage, everything in its place and lacy acidity that takes the wine from front to back with an ending that is clean and fresh.