92 pts Wine Spectator 8/31/22
Shows a savory note of rosemary salt that graces the fleshy core of raspberry and cherry flavors. Reveals warm baking spice and touches of sarsaparilla that linger on the finish. Drink now through 2030. 1,000 cases made, 400 cases imported.
Our vision at Bass Phillip has always been to create wines with a sense of place. The New 17K is our introduction to this vision. Made with the same philosophy behind the Reserve and Premium, it embodies the viticulture of close density farming so as to achieve vine balance early on. 100% estate grown, it will astound and delight you as we acquaint you with our range of Pinot Noirs.
Upon opening, the 2019 17K reveals primary fruit notes and after half an hour or so the nose becomes much more resolved and interesting, showing its pedigree with bright cherries and blood plums along with rasberry notes.
The wine has a warmth and deliciousness reflecting the riper nature of the vintage. The palate also reflects the ripe vintage with its sumptuous textural mid palate, finely polished core of tannins and lingering red fruit flavours. Give the wine a little time after opening for the fruit flavours to shine… as there is no new oak to hide behind.