Soumah 'Hexham Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2020

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James Suckling
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James Halliday's Wine Companion
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Stuart Knox
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SHPN201910 UCAU
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Pinot Noir is a very selective grape. It does not like the heat but does like the sun. It likes to be on well drained soils so not good on flat landscapes. It likes warm days but more important, cold summer nights. It is so demanding that only a few Australian regions can aspire to produce a Pinot Noir of any pedigree. The Yarra Valley has attained that status over the decades and Soumah have set out to support that reputation with their attention to detail and first-rate vineyard sites.
Pinot Noir is a very selective grape. It does not like the heat but does like the sun. It likes to be on well drained soils so not good on flat landscapes. It likes warm days but more important, cold summer nights. It is so demanding that only a few Australian regions can aspire to produce a Pinot Noir of any pedigree. The Yarra Valley has attained that status over the decades and Soumah have set out to support that reputation with their attention to detail and first-rate vineyard sites.

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

James Suckling

(2019 Vintage) "Plenty of bold red cherries and berries in a sappy and gently earthy frame of complex aromas. The palate has a very vividly powerful stance and elegant yet intense tannins, carrying strawberry, red-cherry and plum flavors. Impressive."

93 / 100

James Halliday's Wine Companion

(2018 vintage) "Produced from three clones but predominantly MV6, that parcel aged in 1yo puncheons. Sappy, sour cherry aromas are prominent in the bouquet, with some mulchy, stalky and smoky characters. It fans out quickly on the palate, the flavours swirling around the mouth and gathering on the finish. Still sorting itself out; will be better with time."

89 / 100

Stuart Knox

"Medium intense ruby-red colour. Dark cherries, damp herbs and cola aromatics. Medium-weight with bright fruits and deep herbal and earth notes. Acidity spikes early and then tannins guide to the finish. A little angular in its youth but time should bring it into harmony"