Holyman Project X Pinot Noir 2018


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The Wine

Project X always comes from a block we like to call Boris.  It is all hand picked and our veteran pickers only select the perfect bunches with well-lignified stalks allowing us to make a wine 100% whole bunch 100% new oak.  There are fresh raspberries and strawberries on the nose.  The palate is clean and structured with the usual hints of Campari, and the underlying intensity of the stalk tannin. 

  • 100% whole bunch

  • 100% new French oak

  • 100% estate grown - vines planted in 1986

  • Single block

  • Only 1 tonne of fruit - making approx 55 dozen

  • Non irrigated vines

  • No fining 

The Review 

"This is the 100% whole bunch, 100% new oak offering from Holyman, picked from a block called ‘Boris’.

Red fruit and cherry, heaps of spice and orange peel, toasty biscuit oak. Fresh and luminous style, crunchy cranberry acidity, a bit of amaro tang, plenty of emery board tannin, and a sappy finish of excellent length, and firm tannin. Distinctive style. Needs more time."

94Pts, Gary Walsh, Winefront