James Halliday awarded the 2018 vintage 98 points and as far as we’re concerned, the 2019 is even better. The richness, concentration and structure of the vintage is on full display. Bright red and dark fruits, vanilla bean and clove. Classy oak, provides a compelling scaffold, and it’s great to see an Australian Pinot Noir that is ambitious in it’s power and volume. Some complex autumnal, coal dust and cherry cola flavours round out the mix and despite the size, the wine’s still fresh and elegant. Pinot for charcoal grilled T – bone steak and we think this cruise past the 20 year mark. Landmark Australian pinot noir and a leap forward for Sinapius. Waters Wine Co.
Dark red fruits, undergrowth and graphite notes on the nose of this stunning 2019 Clos Planted Pinot Noir from Sinapius. The palate is long with intense red fruits, dark berries, cured meats and blood plums, interwoven with fragrant cloves, fine spice and wonderful minerality. The chalky, mouth coating tannins are fine, and persistent. A powerful wine with great length and tension.
Handpicked from two north-east facing high density blocks, La Clairiére and The Enclave, planted to 7,700 vines per hectare. Volcanic soils, 12 different Pinot Noir clones, and super low yields. Like the 2018 Close Planted Pinot Noir, the decision was made to blend both blocks as the wine was more complete than the sum of its parts. The grapes were gently destemmed, naturally fermented with 100% whole berries for 3 weeks before pressing and maturing on full lees for 18 months in French oak barriques (20% new). Unfined and unfiltered, this wine was bottled in December 2020.