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Saturday, 3 September 2011

Highland Heritage Estate Pinot Noir 2009

The d'Aquino Group is a vertically integrated group with interests across the wine industry including winemaking, contract winemaking, blending, bottling and distilling. Part of that interest includes Highland Heritage Estate - just 3kms east of Orange NSW.

A 250 acre estate planted to 40 acres of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Riesling, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The bottle image shown is of the 2008, with the most recent release the wine has been bottled in a more appropriate Burgundy bottle.  The wine: typical Pinot aromas, cherry to the fore with some background sweetness present.  Carries the intensity of aroma often seen in higher altitude Pinot. 

The body of the wine lacked a little of the complexity of other examples, but I wager that it compensates with the intensity of flavour.  The finish is persistent, a touch of tannin, minimal acid to speak of and a hint of oak even witnessed. 

Source: Sample
Price: $25
Alcohol: ?
Closure: Screwcap


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