The 2018 Pauls Lane Pinot Noir is of course more deep and luscious than the entry level Toolangi Pinot, but still very drinkable now. Layers of fleshy plum fruit with rose petal and earthy notes. Balanced by fine, powdery tannins and a long complex finish that perfumes the mouth with sour cherries and sappy freshness. Hand harvested, partially de-stemmed (50% whole bunches retained) and naturally fermented in open top wooden fermenters. In total, the wine spent 23 days on skins before being pressed to French oak (20% new) for eight months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.