Blocker’s Road Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

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Philosophy:
The 2012 Blockers Road Pinot Noir is my FOURTH ‘Crack’ at this variety. Over my drinking years I’ve come to love the many expressions of Pinot that each region and country seems to produce. From the spicy rich and dense Barossa Pinots that were more like Claret than anything else that I remember from the 80’s through to the lilting etherial Tasmanian New Zealand and of course French, the many faces of Pinot Noir have captured my heart. Being an avowed “Barossa Boy” this attitude may come as a bit of a surprise to some but those who know me better understand that it’s taste and texture that drives me on… not just balls and brawn.

Production:
2.6 tonne of Pinot sourced from Phil and Mary Broderick on Blockers Road, nestled just behind the Basket Range Ridge. 1.7 tonne of 777 clone and 0.9 of a tonne of MV6. 1200 bottles Produced

Colour:
Brilliant Garnet Red

Nose:
Preserved Cherries over raspberries strawberries and hints of plum underpinned with spicy leathery earth.

Palate:
lean and finely drawn palate exhibiting lifted cherry and raspberry notes with hints of the savoury so typical of the Adelaide Hills. The bright full summer fruits are delicately balanced with spicy complexity. Lovely sappy silky tannins dance beautifully with bright acid and a lengthy finish.