Wine Front 96+ points!
"Whoa. Hold me back. Immediately there's an accessibility in the wine, but the message says pause, reflect, hold. Aromas are shy " briary red berries with earth, clove spice and game aromas " but open in glass. There's a fleshiness and silkiness in texture, with just a hint of suede in tannins. The finish is rolling and mouth-watering, but holds fruit sweetness, spice, pepper and glassy acidity that drags flavours long. Close to a perfect mesh of everything in a light-to-just-medium-bodied, pin-pointed way, but you have to search. It's utterly compelling, complex and, the word I love to hate, ethereal. Fantastic. Few can hold a candle to this from Australian pinot noir " and then some."
Mike Bennie, Wine Front, 2nd July 2013.
Tyson Stelzer 96 points!
At an infinitesimal yield of four vines per bottle, this Serre is surprisingly light on its feet and elegantly bodied for 100% whole bunch inclusion. It's ethereal, exotic and dramatically fragrant.