Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A Giant Score for Giant Steps

While we don't often look to Australia for world-class Pinot Noir, but the wines from Giant Steps certainly turned our heads.

2018 Giant Steps Pinot Noir Applejack Vineyard...$39.99
Sourced from vineyards at 984-feet in elevation in the Upper Yarra, the nose of this wine is intensely reminiscent of truffles, but there's plenty of fruit, florals and spice, too, expressed in tones of red berries, roses, white pepper, dried herbs and minerals. Beautifully nuanced and textured on the palate, it's both broad and laser-focused, slinking with savory tannins, crunchy red fruit and herbs. The finish is long and complex, making it impossible not to take another sip. It's delicious now, but it could cellar until 2029.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast 
Rated 95/100 James Suckling

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