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2018 Willow Creek Vineyard O'Leary Block Pinot Noir



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The O’Leary block vines are the oldest in the vineyard and consistently produce our most intensely flavoured and structured pinot noir. This is a wine which will reward cellaring. The fourth release of the single block pinot noir wine is in very limited supply.

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Drink with: Quail, toasted grains, fermented garden goodies, muntrie and quince
Cellaring: to 2027
Colour: Medium, bright red hue.
Bouquet: Layered aromas of maraschino cherry, smoke & redcurrants. There is attractive complexity with spicy campari notes and subtle toast from the oak.
Palate: Intense red fruits and spice flavours prevail, with a silky volume to the mid-palate complemented by a structured palate shaped by purposeful tannins.
Harvested: March 2018
Bottled: June 2019
Alc/Vol: 13.5
Status : In stock

The hand harvested fruit was fermented in small, open fermenters – 100% as whole bunches. The total maceration time was around 28 days. The wine was racked in late winter 2018 and returned to older barrels for further maturation until winter 2019, when it was racked again and bottled. With a delicately blushing hue, the wine shows lifted aromas of redcurrants and wild strawberries, with an intriguing hint of Turkish Delight.

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