Between Five Bells Pinot Noir 12pk 2017 - Vigorous Bros
Made at the Lethbridge winery, Between 5 Bells is the brainchild of David Fesq, the 6th generation of a wine family with their origins as Negocients in Bordeaux. His ancestor Georges Fesq came over in 1848 intending only to sell his wares en-route to Sydney and then return to France having spread the seed of the First Growths of Bordeaux. 160+ years later, David has taken the family into a new genre of wine with his 5 Bells wines. The driving ideology of wine is neither of place or varietal. Rather unique wines of Australian origin that are simply delicious to drink.
Good, strong fog of sweet red cherry, maraschino, plum and clove. The palate is full figured for pinot noir, quite dry from mid palate to its chewy finish. Has some breathiness too, that sense of ‘mouth perfume’ and warmer/riper fruit character. A nice glaze to the fruit front palate though, and there’s something here for those seeking a respite from say, shiraz, in a pinot noir.
Mike Bennie- Winefront