2017 Eight Ranges Pinot Noir Reviews
#1 Pinot Noir, Cuisine Magazine
This plush and concentrated wine displays layers of ripe cherry, dried thyme, a whiff of toast and a sweet silkiness elegantly draped over a chalky tannin structure. The wine needs time, yet it is certainly beautifully set up to age with dignity.
94 Points, Bob Campbell MW
Dense, bright and reasonably oaky pinot noir with plum, dark berry, thyme, anise, spice, mineral and subtle floral flavours. A stylish wine with typical cool-climate Alexandra attributes but more accessible than many. Should age well
5 Stars, Wine Orbit – Sam Kim
Complex and stylish, the engaging bouquet shows dark cherry, spiced plum, game, olive and cedar characters. The palate is succulent and rounded with excellent fruit purity backed by seductive savoury nuances, leading to a persistent silky finish. Wonderfully composed and poised. At its best: now to 2023
5 Stars, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full with freshly ripe aromas of dark raspberry fruit and dark plums along with a very fine line with an amalgam of dark herbs and violet florals. This is bright and youthful in expression. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich, juicy and plump fruit flavours of dark-red berry fruit with raspberries, dark plums and suggestions of liquorice. This has a thread of dark herbs and aromatic red floral notes adding interest. This is plush and sweetly rich with fine, grainy tannins underlining the fruit providing balanced structure and some grip. The acidity is soft and integrated. The wine carries to a soft, rich, gently mouth filling finish. This is a plush, plump and juicy. Ripe Pinot Noir with raspberry and plum flavours with subtle herb and floral nuances on a fine-structured palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 5-6+ years.
Winemaker: Matt Connell
UCD5, B115 and 667