Helen's Hill First Light Reserve Pinot Noir 2018

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James Halliday
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Huon Hooke
  • Sustainable
SKU
HHFL201810 UCAU
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The Helen’s Hill wine range celebrates passion, persistence and the genuine connection between people and land. Made entirely from the MV6 clone, the First Light Reserve Pinot Noir truly reflects the unique characteristics of Australia’s very own Pinot Noir clone. The MV6 clone is famous for the deep cherry and dark strawberry characters with hints of spice. Firm tannins but more back palate orientated. Unlike the Pommard clone that expresses meaty, gamey characters, the MV6 clone has a more savoury tone to its flavour profile. Dried fruits, herbs and spice. A more elegant and complex nose and palate. Like the Pommard clone, the MV6 Reserve Pinot Noir will benefit from a few years in the cellar.
The Helen’s Hill wine range celebrates passion, persistence and the genuine connection between people and land. Made entirely from the MV6 clone, the First Light Reserve Pinot Noir truly reflects the unique characteristics of Australia’s very own Pinot Noir clone. The MV6 clone is famous for the deep cherry and dark strawberry characters with hints of spice. Firm tannins but more back palate orientated. Unlike the Pommard clone that expresses meaty, gamey characters, the MV6 clone has a more savoury tone to its flavour profile. Dried fruits, herbs and spice. A more elegant and complex nose and palate. Like the Pommard clone, the MV6 Reserve Pinot Noir will benefit from a few years in the cellar.

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

James Halliday

(2017 vintage) "A single block of MV6, whole-berry ferment (no whole bunches), matured for 11 months in French puncheons (40% new). Very much in the style of the cool vintage; elegant, savoury and very long in the mouth. Wild strawberry/cherry fruit is dusted with spices, dried herbs and cedary oak. A strong sense of place."

91 / 100

Huon Hooke

(2017 vintage) "Medium to deep red colour with a faint glint of purple. The bouquet is very aromatic, with Italianate bitter herbs and a trace of mint; Campari, too. The wine is medium to full-bodied and quite deep, layered and firm, concluding with abundant tannins. There's a touch of eucalyptus about it. "