Pinot Noir 2017

An elegant, perfumed expression of the Yarra Valley, this wine is well structured, full of juicy red fruit and violet characters, superbly balanced with smooth tannins.

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Region Yarra Valley
Colour At release, the wine has a cherry red colour to the centre with a vibrant purple hue to the edges.
Nose There is a delicate perfume of red cherry and raspberry with underlying delicate spice.
Palate This is a light to medium-bodied wine with a supple yet generously flavoured palate. On the palate, there is vibrant red fruit flavours with hints of tart raspberry and lithe tannins. The finish is long, graceful and wonderfully persistent
Vintage Conditions In the Yarra valley, winter was very cold and drier than average in the lead up to vintage 2017. The valley experienced many frosts, with temperatures going down as low as -5 degrees. Snowfall occurred in the valley down as low as 300m. Spring started in the same fashion, with a very high frost risk due to cold nights and dry ground. There were numerous violent thunderstorms and heavy rainfall throughout spring, including a significant hail fall. Fortunately the hail occurred early in fruit set, and did not impact crops. Glorious warm weather in the second half of November saw vineyards flourish through flowering and fruit-set across all varieties, and a strong crop was set. The weather flipped completely in the New Year. Dry, fine conditions prevailed from early January to early April. The valley only had one significant rain event throughout the ripening period. Fortunately, mild days and cool nights mitigated against vine stress. A benign run of fine weather continued through to the end of vintage with Pinot Noir in the valley picked in the first two weeks of March.
Oak Maturation The wine was matured in a combination of 2 and 3 year old French oak barriques for 12 months before being fined, filtered and bottled.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a medium term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 13.5
Acid: 5.54
Residual Sugar: 0.64
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Light
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2019
  • Women's Wine and Spirits Awards
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • Melbourne International Wine Competition
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • MUNDUS VINI International Wine Awards
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • The Asian Pinot Noir Masters
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • Asia Wine Trophy
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • International Wine and Spirit Competition
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • The Global Pinot Noir Masters
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • International Wine Challenge Tranche 1
  • Commended
  • Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com

    Jun 2019
    91 Points
    This has a vibrant array of wild strawberries with a fresh and smooth feel to the palate. Neat and balanced, I like the polish here. Drink now. Screw cap.
  • Stuart Robinson, Vinsomniac

    Jun 2020
    91 Points
    The Taylor family branches out to the Yarra, a fair way from its Clare Valley base. Its been a while between drinks from the Jarraman range, if memory serves if was historically a range that celebrated dual regionality, clearly not something adhered to here. It's fresh, herbal and stemmy hints married to pure fruit aromas. Supple, savoury imbued, the cooler clime edginess leading and carrying through the finish. This is a solid regional offering, nothing to fault.
  • David Bicknell, James Halliday Wine Companion

    Aug 2019
    87 points
    Dark garnet and bright. Lifted dark cherry, redcurrants, and just ripe plum. Its fresh and forward and forthright with red and black cherry on the palate, slightly chewy drying tannins and balanced acidity keeping everything fresh and lively.