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"Go Long"

Review by Mike Bennie

Silent Way Victorian Highlands Pinot Noir 2016

Matt Harrop (and family) have some runs on the board with this solo project label. Harrop of course has switched out of Shadowfax winery and taken up the winemaking role at Curly Flat. Like a serious football trade.

Just shy of medium weight, this is a pinot noir that delivers a lot of satisfaction – red cherry fruitiness, faint smudge of tannins, brisk bustle of acidity, a touch of herb and spice detail. The drinking is easy, there’s enough character to the wine to satisfy those seeking a little extra from their wines. Indeed, it’s a statement about how good Aussie pinot can be these days at a ‘mere’ $25 – we’ve hit an era where we expect more for our pinot wines at this price point, and here’s a case in point. Go long.

Rated : 92 Points Tasted : JAN18 Alcohol : 13% Price : $25 Closure : Screwcap Drink : 2018 - 2022

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