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Hoddles Creek Estate PSB Pinot Noir 2022

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Hoddles Creek Estate PSB Pinot Noir 2022
Producer Hoddles Creek Estate
Region, Country Yarra Valley, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 23991-750

Hoddles Creek PSB Pinot Noir is sourced from a one-hectare close-planted block adjacent to the 1er Pinot Noir block across the road from the original Hoddles Creek property. It’s a south-facing plot, planted in 2014 to MV6 and Pommard clones. The terraced rows lie on duplex clay and are planted at 0.5 x 1.7-metre spacing, as compared to the 1.5 x 2.7 average spacing across the rest of the property. Though it sits next to the 1er vines, the two wines are, in Franco’s words, “like chalk and cheese. The PSB carries less crop, so there’s more concentration and richness compared to the fine and linear 1er.”
The handpicked fruit was destemmed and fermented as whole berries in 3,000-litre upright wooden vats. Franco favours the wood for its ability to maintain a consistent temperature after fermentation, facilitating slow extraction of tannins and concentration. Franco tastes the ferments every six hours to ensure the wine is pressed when it has the perfect tannin structure. The wine is matured in barriques (25% new) for 10 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Another win for the Hoddles Creek team; “serious stuff” is right!

Hoddles Creek Estate PSB Pinot Noir 2022

Reviews

“It’s a darker, more earthy and spicy wine than the 1er, more structure with a distinctly earthy ‘mineral’ character, some pomegranate and a gently sappy side, almost steely and bloody, blood plum and cherry. There’s a dried rose perfume in the mix too. Tannin is graphite and ferrous, and the finish is long, bright and spicy, with some orange peel bitterness. It’s concentrated and powerful, yet still stays frisky and fresh. It’s distinctive and very good. Serious stuff.”
95 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
“Very deep and brightly youthful red-purple colour; the bouquet is likewise very youthful and primary, with concentrated dark-berry fruit aromas, ripe dark cherry to brandied cherry aromas, and a slightly odd herbal note. In the mouth, it has good depth of flavour and concentration, backed by abundant tannins but is a little one-dimensional at this moment. A little bottle age will rectify this. A bold pinot that has the makings of a very good wine.”
92 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review

Reviews

“It’s a darker, more earthy and spicy wine than the 1er, more structure with a distinctly earthy ‘mineral’ character, some pomegranate and a gently sappy side, almost steely and bloody, blood plum and cherry. There’s a dried rose perfume in the mix too. Tannin is graphite and ferrous, and the finish is long, bright and spicy, with some orange peel bitterness. It’s concentrated and powerful, yet still stays frisky and fresh. It’s distinctive and very good. Serious stuff.”
95 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
“Very deep and brightly youthful red-purple colour; the bouquet is likewise very youthful and primary, with concentrated dark-berry fruit aromas, ripe dark cherry to brandied cherry aromas, and a slightly odd herbal note. In the mouth, it has good depth of flavour and concentration, backed by abundant tannins but is a little one-dimensional at this moment. A little bottle age will rectify this. A bold pinot that has the makings of a very good wine.”
92 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review

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