Eldridge Estate Clonal Blend Pinot Noir 6pk 2016
Eldridge Estate is one of those unique, truly special places where a site and the guiding personalities are in perfect harmony. David Lloyd and his (late) wife, Wendy, purchased the property in 1995, and set about making wines of near incomparable commitment to their terroir in Red Hill, Mornington. Only 3ha under vine in a special sloping, enclosed valley – these are cool, elegant and unadorned wines. Eldridge Estate specialise in the local kings, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but with a superb Gamay added – one of Australia’s finest.
Eldridge Estate Clonal Blend Pinot Noir 2016
33yo vines, MV6, 114, 115, 777, Pommard, G5V15 and Eldridge Clone 1, destemmed, wild-fermented, matured in French oak (25% new) for 16 months. Bright, clear crimson; a tangy, zesty wine that still sends the purity message bright and clear. Wild and cultivated berry allsorts aromas and flavours, but does need time to soften and open up.
Rating: 94 Points
Source: James Halliday Wine Companion 2019