Barratt The Bonython Pinot Noir
All of Barratt’s pinot noir is harvested, fermented and sent to barrel as if it’s going to be reserve wine, and it’s only a barrel selection down the track that declassifies part of the crop to this second label. From two of the Adelaide Hills’ great pinot vineyards, the result is predictably impressive, and 2009 was a particularly elegant and fruit-focused rendition. A lifted bouquet of rose petals, violets and dried herbs flows into a palate of dried cranberries against a backdrop of red cherries and finely textured tannins. $26.50 at Nicks.
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