Only Aussie press here.
The fruit is pure and strong. This is a muscular pinot noir with plum and
anise notes bursting through dry spice and wood smoke. The tannin here has the
crackle of quality to it, as indeed does the fruit. It has every muscle flexed
right now but it'll be better once it's had time to ease off and settle into itself.
And Campbell Mattinson:
It's firm, powerful and insistent. It's imposing, and impressive.
And Mike Bennie:
Juicy, slippery textured pinot of cherry fruit... and a general sense of
precision across the palate. It's a fine example, very fresh, touched by
slender tannin and drawn long to a point. Very lovely drinking.
And Wine-Spider.com (95 points):
Deep dark red colour with
black tinged edges and a light red hue. Fragrant anise laced aromas of violets,
dark cherries and ripe strawberries blossom from the glass followed by toasty
cedar, subtle forest floor and spice notes. A fuller, richer style of Dalrymple
Pinot this year’s release dishes up a delicious ripe dark cherry, strawberry
and anise flavour profile underscored by subtlety toasted cedar and forest
floor characters. Spicy finish with velvety tannins and a supple mouthfeel.
Shows excellent power whilst still retaining its elegance concluding with a
long spicy aftertaste of ripe dark cherries, strawberries, anise, toasty cedar
and subtle forest floor.