2017 Seville Es­tate Old Vine Re­serve Yarra Val­ley Pinot Noir

Halliday - - Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2019 -

Vines planted ’72; 70% whole berry/30% whole bunches, wild yeast–open fer­ment, 23 days on skins, ma­tured in French oak (30% new) for 10 months. Vivid crim­son­pur­ple; a ma­jes­tic pinot, un­rolling its beau­ti­ful ta­pes­try of wild straw­berry and for­est berries, ac­com­pa­nied by feath­erlight, but per­sis­tent tan­nins. I checked its qual­ity by swal­low­ing some at 8.30am. Screw­cap. 13.8% alc.

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