Red

2015 Giant Steps Pinot Noir Applejack Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • Australia
  • Victoria
  • Port Phillip
  • Yarra Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • Delectable Blue Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 26, 2018 - Happy Australia Day! This is a quality pinot. Its class and elegance apparent from first sip. The nose is highly perfumed and alluring, inviting deeper inspection. The black cherry fruit are slightly sweet and beautifully detailed and layered. The tannins are fine and sensuous, and deeply entwined through a herbal and savoury mid-palate. There is spicy fresh fennel, clove and just a hint of stalky bitterness, all in perfect balance. The finish is very long and quite intense. Just beautiful.

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  • lightning wrote:

    December 4, 2017 - Effusive nose with a knife-edged balanced green vegetal note from the 60% whole bunches, dark berries and smoked meats. Forgotten how it was on the palate, except to say that texturally it was silkier than the Yabby Lake Mornington PN 2016 that was also tasted tonight.

    This was consumed warmer than was desirable (probably 20-22 degrees), and that a cooler tasting would have sharpened the aromatics and palate a lot.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • chatters wrote:

    October 9, 2016 - Pinotpalooza (Carriageworks, Redfern): stalks again dominate the fruit on the nose but the fruit fights back on the palate with some acidity to support it. I'd like to see this in a few years to see if those stalks integrate. I may have said that about the giant steps wines previously…

  • jmcmchi wrote: 91 points

    September 17, 2016 - 60% whole bunch fermentation

    Tasted at cellar door and over dinner two days later. Lots of cherry intensity, forest funkiness on nose

    Smooth on palate, tannins directed, with a limited amount of spice. Underlying bitter cherry on finish leaves room for savoury notes. 45 seconds+ finish

    Long way to go with this; while I enjoyed it now, they are not doing themselves any favours by putting it on the market at this stage of development - two years will see it rounding out

  • chatters wrote:

    May 28, 2016 - What's up in the Yarra Tasting (Prince Sydney, 40 Hansard Street): Aromas of bonfire ash, cauliflower, lots of stalks…aniseed as well. In the mouth it's pretty awful, stalks, funky and a non-specific almost cloying sweetness. Nope

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Giant Steps
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Applejack Vineyard
  • Country Australia
  • Region Victoria
  • SubRegion Port Phillip
  • Appellation Yarra Valley

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  • In Cellars 159 (66%)
  • Consumed 81 (34%)

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