A great Pinot Noir grown at Providence Vineyards and made by Andrew Hood. The wine has had 10 months ageing in Seguin Moreau French oak barriques. followed by considerable bottle age that has added so much complexity to the wine. Was once listed in Halliday’s “Best of the Best” in his 2005 Wine Companion but I suspect he doesn’t realise we have held some back. Not a lot left! 13.5% alc/vol. Ageing Potential: At least 2018, but it is hard to judge. The wine had all the bells and whistles when bottled that would indicate a long bottle life. Last drunk by us in March 2015 – excellent!. To get truly evenly ripe fruit we were forced to discard over 75% of the crop. Described by James Halliday as “Classic, tangy, smoky sous bois aromas, plum and hints of sour cherries; long and lingering finish. Stylish.” This wine has twice been runner up in the Australian Gourmet Pages Pinot Challenges. Food Suggestions: Wallaby steaks (Lenah Game & Gourmet “Bennets”, of course!) Can be served with ocean run trout, Atlantic salmon, veal, lamb, pasta and soft cheeses. Oh, and don’t forget quail!