Red

2013 Hungerford Hill Pinot Noir Tumbarumba

Pinot Noir

  • Australia
  • New South Wales
  • Southern New South Wales
  • Tumbarumba
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • BuzzzzOff Does not like this wine: 70 points

    February 20, 2017 - Big expectations, bigger failure. Too much alcohol, over-oaked, tooty-fruity, sticky tannins (really!?). Simply sad...

  • Delectable Blue Likes this wine: 88 points

    January 20, 2017 - I wasn’t sure if this had any ageing potential, but twelve months on and this is showing real improvement. Now tasting a much like a Central Otago pinot, with a marked spicy finish. Nice.

  • Delectable Blue Likes this wine: 85 points

    April 9, 2016 - Bottle #2. After a 4 hour decant this bottle is tasting a lot more composed. The high alcohol is still evident, but the flavours and acidity are much better balanced. There is still a hint of biting acidity, but it is not overpowering as with bottle #1. The flavours of raspberry and dark cherry mingle happily with the earthy gamey overtones, and the tannins are showing a little more structure. So it looks like four hours is about the right decant time to optimise the drinking experience.

  • Delectable Blue wrote: 70 points

    January 17, 2016 - Night 1 - Another atypical Australian Pinot style. A complex bouquet without any of the typical Pinot floral and fruity highlights. The high alcohol content is immediately evident on the nose. Very spicy on the front palate, with the fruit taking a back seat to some complex savoury fleshy and earth flavours. The wine is still quite lively, with pronounced acidity. The tannins are already well integrated, and barely noticeable on the palate, leading to questionable ageing potential. Great complexity and length of finish, but ultimately slightly disappointing.

    Night 2 - After having decanted for 24 hours the wine has softened tremendously, tasting more like a 10 year old wine. The is still a hint of spiciness on the front palate, but it is now more pronounced on the back palate, at the cost of some of the initial complexity.

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Halliday Wine Companion

  • By James Halliday
    6/17/2014 (link)

    (Hungerford Hill Tumbarumba Pinot Noir) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Hungerford Hill
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region New South Wales
  • SubRegion Southern New South Wales
  • Appellation Tumbarumba
  • UPC Codes 9332095000605, 9332095001510, 9332095001855

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 34 (74%)
  • Consumed 12 (26%)

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