Schmolzer & Brown Brunnen Pinot Noir 2021


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Region: Beechworth
Grapes: Pinot Noir
First Glance: Fine and Lacy, Savoury Earth, Red Fruit
Acclaim: 94pts

The Wine:
Cherry-garnet hue. A complex nose combining sweet spiced rhubarb, strawberry and sappy cherry, autumn leaves and perhaps a light mushroom stock edge. The palate is red-fruited, bright and savoury, edging into sourer red-curranty berry fruits, with a wave of barky cinnamon sweet spice. It’s all of the red fruits, and all of the evocative spices. It’s a delicious flourish.

The Review:
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front - 94pts

"Spicy, autumnal, beetroot and rhubarb, cherry and mint, light cedar oak. It’s sappy and grainy in texture, emery board tannin, game meat and juniper berry, a blood orange tang too, with poached strawberry, nutmeg and cinnamon on a gently ferrous finish of fine length. Specific sort of character here, and there’s interest in that way too. It develops more perfume and rosy things after being open for a day, and indeed, the wine has unfurled quite nicely over the duration."