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    2
  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    2020-2035

The Story

A madly rare, profoundly intense and exquisitely balanced wine which reflects the nuances of an exceptional vineyard site. The Reserve is made from five rows of ‘precocious’ Pinot Noir vines in the centre of a closely spaced (9000 vines/hectare) north-east facing vineyard planted on silty loams. Winemaker Phillip Jones is increasingly using "minimal intervention" principles to achieve a natural balance and optimum flavour development. He believes the difference between good and great Pinot is texture. The unfiltered Reserve, matured for 20 months in new Alliers oak, is a brilliant example of Australian terroir showing plenty of concentrated spicy/black cherry fruit, savoury mocha oak and supple tannins and is widely regarded as Australia’s greatest, most consistent and characterful Pinot Noir.

 

Top Vintages: 2003, 2001, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1994, 1991

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Iron, smoke, cherries and plum jam. Crushed wild strawberries, vanilla and patisserie. Crazily complex and ripe nose.  Very sweet fruit on palate with lots of charm and a velvety texture. Opens up with a layered texture and wonderful complex palate. Balance and integration of oak is wonderful. Silky ripe tannins and great length. Loads of pleasure and drinkability. 94p+

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2013 Bass Philipp Premium Pinot Noir, Gippsland Iron, smoke, cherries and plum jam. Crushed wild strawberries, vanilla and patisserie. Crazily complex and ripe nose. Very sweet fruit on palate with lots of charm and a velvety texture. Opens up with a layered texture and wonderful complex palate. Balance and integration of oak is wonderful. Silky ripe tannins and great length. Loads of pleasure and drinkability. 94p+
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Leongatha, Victoria

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Bass Philip Reserve Pinot Noir 2013  ( Bass Philip )

Iron, smoke, cherries and plum jam. Crushed wild strawberries, vanilla and patisserie. Crazily complex and ripe nose.  Very sweet fruit on palate with lots of charm and a velvety texture. Opens up with a layered texture and wonderful complex palate. Balance and integration of oak is wonderful. Silky ripe tannins and great length. Loads of pleasure and drinkability. 94p+

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 Marie Ahm, Wine Writer (Denmark)  tasted  Bass Philip Reserve Pinot Noir 2013  ( Bass Philip )

"2013 Bass Philipp Premium Pinot Noir, Gippsland
Iron, smoke, cherries and plum jam. Crushed wild strawberries, vanilla and patisserie. Crazily complex and ripe nose. Very sweet fruit on palate with lots of charm and a velvety texture. Opens up with a layered texture and wonderful complex palate. Balance and integration of oak is wonderful. Silky ripe tannins and great length. Loads of pleasure and drinkability. 94p+
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