(RRP - $50 per bottle Offer price - $40 per bottle in a
"15% of the fruit was placed at the bottom of the fermenting tubs,
progressively crushed. Each block was pressed separately, and clonally,
then settled and matured on full lees in one-third new barriques for 10
months. A darker note of berry here - blueberry and black cherry. It's
fully fragrant, with the stems adding their woody spice and seasoning.
What happens on the palate is unique, the structure of the wine taking
your senses deeper into the flavour well, where a gastronomic heart of
subtle amaro-like bitters dwells. Learned palates will want to sit on
this and watch it unfold for hours, if not years."
96 points, Wine Companion 2021
Short-listed for Best PInot Noir in Australia
"I can't help but think that warmer years are helping Foggy Hill. Not
that the wines from cooler years are not delicious, but they are
generally quite savoury and need some time to put flesh on their bones.
But no such problem with this vintage, which is one of the best. Bright
mid cherry in colour, it opens with stalky, exotic fruits - autumn leaves
as always but then there is also dried strawberry and five spice aromas;
a beautiful mix of sweet and savoury with oak in perfect unison. The
palate then has great energy and drinkability from day one - not a bad
sign at all. Red berry fruits dominate which are joined by potpourri,
dried herbs including thyme plus spice, dried lavender and stony earth -
it reminds me of a little French village called Gevrey-Chambertin. Long
fine silky tannins provide a perfect finish to a great pinot experience.
Food matching - don't bother - bathe in its beauty.
96 points, Angus Hughson - Wine Pilot