A very fragrant, perfumed array of roses and bright red cherries ascend from the wine immediately with a refreshing, strawberry kick. The palate is pure and silky, fruit-focused style with smooth, ribbon-like tannins and a fresh, strawberry and raspberry kick at the finish. Drink in the next five years.
– Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com
The 2018 Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from neighbouring vineyards and estate parcels. Stephen George has taken great interest in applying his winemaking approach to parcels from elsewhere within the Piccadilly Valley and seeing how the wines compare with those from the Ashton Hills Vineyard. The resulting blend benefits from varied fruit character and vineyard expression while maintaining the fine tannin structure that is typical of the Ashton Hills style.