Ashton Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2018
|Australia, South Australia, Adelaide Hills
Offers fragrant details of dried violet, spice and chicory on a supple frame, surrounding a core of framboise and cherry flavors. Finishes with firming tannins and a note of sarsaparilla. Drink now through 2030. 350 cases made, 50 cases imported.
The cedar-scented 2018 Reserve Pinot Noir aged in 50% new French oak. Perhaps it's a bit much, but the wine does boast concentrated red fruit and a hint of mint under that oaky veneer. It's medium-bodied and silky in texture, with supple tannins that remain in the background, allowing the attractive strawberry and raspberry flavors to come through and the wine's seductive texture to shine on the finish.