Surly pinot noir at this early stage of its life but it has the goods in store. It’s a dry, flinty, smoky wine with crushed spice and boysenberry/strawberry notes to the fore. It has excellent intensity, within a varietal context, and more than a little broodiness to its personality. I wouldn’t drink this young; it needs time. It knows where it’s going though and it’ll be worth following/meeting it there. Smoky/spicy/dry tannin is a highlight. All round it’s impressive to say the least. Drink 2017-2023+.
94 :: Campbell Mattinson :: Winefront :: 20/07/2014
Light, clear colour, more to red than purple; has a scented, perfumed bouquet, and a silky red fruit palate; the length and line are excellent, the tannins fine. Drink to 2020.
94 :: James Halliday :: 2015 Australian Wine Companion :: 1/07/2014
The McCutcheon Vineyard Pinot is a wine of immense structure, innate layered complexity, power and depth. Aromas and flavours of raspberry, sour cherry and an intriguing note of blueberry. Sap, gum leaf and struck flint. A good deal of power for such an agile wine. The acidity is a touch nippy but the architecture is shared evenly with assertive, tightly knit tannin. Extremely complex spice to close. My guess is that this will be something truly special in five to ten years.
94+ :: Jeremy Pringle :: January 2014 :: www.winewilleatitself.com