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Pinot Noir December 06, 2020
2019 Sidewood Pinot Noir
Wine Rating 

There combination of the largest vineyard in the Adelaide Hills and an extremely talented winemaker make Sidewood a consistent producer of quality, yet very well priced wines.

The 2019 is a wonderful combination of quality fruit and the subtle nuance that comes from some very deliberate and well made choices in the winery. Whole bunch and whole berry fermentation has been used to wonderful effect with a floral red cherry lift and earthy, smoky impact that keeps giving you more over time. 

The palate is framed by red cherry and rhubarb fruit that is interjected by gentle spice and layers of wet earth and understated savoury impact. Tannins are compact, but grow in stature and will underwrite plenty of future development, to close dark cherry is lifted by subtle spice before a drying, long finish. 

As a new release it is drinking incredibly well, but give it a few years and we have a classic. 

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2020 - 2030
Date Reviewed
12 02, 2020


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