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2016 Lyons Will Estate Pinot Noir

2016 Lyons Will Estate Pinot Noir

 
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Wine Details

Winery
Lyons Will Estate
Vintage
2016
Grape Variety
Pinot Noir
Region
Macedon Ranges
Alcohol (%)
12.8
Purchase Price ($)
35
Wine Rating
95
Closure
Cork
Source
Sample

Website: http://www.lyonswillestate.com.au

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2016 Lyons Will Estate Pinot Noir
Wine Rating 
 
95

A blend of D5V12, D4V2 and 115 Pinot Noir clones with the Abel clone an addition to the blend in the coming years.

The wine has really benefitted from time in bottle, one of the challenges of Pinot Noir in the Macedon Ranges is the need for bottle age for the wines to really show their best. The cool climate region produces wines that can be tightly coiled in their youth but become beautifully fragrant and complex in time. The wine itself is a light red with great clarity, the nose is of rhubarb, spice and sullen dark cherry fruits with the faintest sous boys characters starting to fold through. The palate enjoys a textural baseline of tannin that’s gets a sheath of richness from the inclusion of quality new oak; fruit is on the black side of the cherry spectrum with a mix of understated cardamom and bay leaf like spice that adds considerable interest. The finish is kept in line by textural acidity and unsweetened cherry cola. Continue to watch this wine unfurl.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2019 - 2028
Date Reviewed
02 10, 2019