2012 Vintage Awards & Press

2012 Carlton Hill Wine Company Pinot Noir Estate Reserve

  • 91 pts - Wine Advocate

The 2012 Pinot Noir Estate Reserve sees 50% new oak for 16 months. It has a luscious bouquet with red cherries, crushed strawberry and a hint of vanilla emanating from the oak. The palate is fleshy and smooth in the mouth, not a hair out of place here with sensual raspberry coulis, strawberry and dark chocolate notes on the finish. Excellent.

2012 Carlton Hill Wine Company Estate Pinot Noir

  • 87 pts - Wine Advocate

The 2012 Pinot Noir has a conservative nose that is clean and "correct," but does not quite deliver the complexity of the variety. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and well-judged acidity, the finish gaining a little more conviction than the aromatics with red plum and allspice on the finish. Fine.