Punt Road Chemin Pinot Noir 2013
Chemin is the premium end of the Punt Road range and sets the bar high. This is 100% whole bunch Pinot from the Napoleone vineyard.
Light ruby with a little copper, the nose here is all stems and jam in a form that is riper than the alcohol suggests. Luxuriantly ripe though, the full, vanilla oak etched fruit sitting with a fig paste like density and just a slight suggestion of heat. Fine, stem tannins to finish and just a little warmth.
Quality wine, with a structure and class that is bang on, if a fraction ripe for really big points (2013 is a better Shiraz vintage methinks). Like.
Details: 13%, Screwcap, $42
Tasted: May 2015
Best drinking: 2015-2020
Score: 18/20, 93/100
Would I buy it? I’d share a bottle.
Buy online: Punt Road website