Giant Steps Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Giant Steps Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

 

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Giant Steps
Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : Australia
  • Region : Victoria
  • Subregion Yarra Valley
  • Type : Red
  • Style Fruity Medium Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Pinot Noir

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 91 2018
JH James Halliday 97 2015
WS Wine Spectator 90 2015
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 92 2014
WE Wine Enthusiast 90 2014
More information on wine critics and ratings

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2018)
Marked by scents of mushrooms, compost and sous-bois, the 2018 Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir is the earthiest and most savory of the 2018 Pinots from Giant Steps. Aged in 25% new oak, there are touches of mocha and cedar evident, but they're balanced by hints of red berries. The wine is medium-bodied and supple, with ultrafine, silky tannins and a mouthwatering finish.

James Halliday (JH) : 97 Points (2015)
Significantly deeper colour than prior vintages, likewise depth of fruit; the bouquet and palate are driven by black and red cherry fruit of exceptional generosity. Small wonder Giant Steps says this is its best vintage yet, but teasing with an unusual touch of dark chocolate.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 90 Points (2015)
Distinctive, featuring dusty, dried violet details set against a robust core of cranberry and cola flavors, with black tea notes lingering on the taut finish. Gains momentum toward the end, where the spicy sarsaparilla elements go on and on. Drink now through 2027.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 92 Points (2014)
Vivid red. Vibrant, spice-accented red and dark berry scents pick up notes of succulent herbs and minerals with air. Juicy, focused and energetic on the palate, offering sappy black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors with hints of five-spice powder and mocha. Closes very long and spicy, with resonating red fruit character and silky, late-arriving tannins. (JR) (3/2016)

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 90 Points (2014)
To judge by the aromas—a complex herbal mélange containing hints of cabbage leaf, tea and acacia blossom—this includes a healthy proportion of stems. On the palate, the black cherry and plum fruit asserts itself, while the texture is crisp and silky, lingering through the finish. Drink now–2025.

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WS
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RP
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JH
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JR
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WS
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W&S
91
JS
93
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Giant Steps Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 Reviewed by Robert Parker 12-09-2020 . Score: 4.5