Lethbridge Estate Pinot Noir 12pk 2019
There are few tales as impressive as that of Lethbridge Wines. Ray Nadeson and Maree Collis were both successful medical researchers before succumbing to their desire to create a vineyard and winery in Geelong. They planted vines on their own rootstocks, built a straw-bale winery and house, and farmed the land according to biodynamic beliefs. Their wines are powerful, structured, pure and long-lived.
Lethbridge Estate Pinot Noir 2019
Ray Nadeson writes some of the most lyrical wine labels going. His hope with this wine is to reveal tannins that feel ‘like you are melting into a soft cushion’. Well, they are certainly supple. A big proponent of whole-bunch fermentation, his ‘19 is striking in its structure and force of personality, with an imposing herbal imprint, chocolate cherry and red berries. Balance of oak/fruit/tannin is impressive, but the sustained length is that and more.
Rating: 95 Points
Source: Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion