Hurley Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021 ‘Garamond’
Garamond is East facing and the last to be picked each year albeit in 2021 the last parcel of Hommage was picked on the same day. It’s the coolest site given its exposure and is protected from the prevailing winds from SW and West coming across the valley behind the estate. All planted with MV6 Clone. Always the most sought after/highly regarded wine from the Estate.
“The fruit was harvested by hand on 18 March 2021, fermented under the action of indigenous yeasts, basket pressed after twenty-one days in vat and bottled in November 2022 after twenty months in barrel (one quarter new).
“More like garnet. This has an intensely fragrant nose of flowers, raspberries, black cherries and the forest floor. Medium bodied but more structured than its siblings, the palate experience is one of ripe (not overripe) red cherries, currents and red plums. The tannins are silky and powdery. The finish is ultra-long and persistent, flaring at the back of the palate. This is elegantly framed, very layered and packed with detail. Alc/vol 13.3%. Closed with Diam cork. To 2041. 304 dozen made” – Kevin Bell
“The most balanced and complete of Hurley’s pinots this vintage, with more flesh to the bones. Dark fruit, ripe, tangy and sometimes sweet, punchy acidity yet firm tannins and smoky, charry oak acting as a backdrop to the full-bodied palate.” – 95 Points – Jane Faulkner – Winecompanion
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