Bass Phillip Estate Pinot Noir 2018 from Gippsland
Phillip Jones, Australia's greatest maker of Pinot Noir and most francophile zealot, made and bottled this wine not long before he sold his estate in early 2020 to Gevrey-Chambertin superstar Jean-Marie Fourrier.
"This has a strikingly complex, intense nose with a rich array of cherries and berries, grapefruit and pomegranate, plenty of fruit spice, light pepper and a gently creamy, baking-spice oak thread. The palate has a very rich, intense delivery of beautifully ripe red cherries, framed in fine yet sturdy tannins. Long, fresh and energetic finish."- Nick Stock, James Suckling.com 94/100 points.