Murdoch Hill 'Phaeton' Pinot Noir 2022


Following four finals appearances, two Winemakers’ Choice awards, and winning the top prize, it seems Michael Downer may be one of the most lauded producers by the Young Gun of Wine Awards
While Murdoch Hill is rightly lauded for the quality of its Chardonnays, this is a wine to remind us that the reds are not here to make up the numbers. This is packed with bright aromatics and bunchy freshness. Crunchy red fruits and warm earth envelop the palate, while the oak—apparent but not overpowering—provides spicy lift. Backed up by impressive tannin tension and energetic acidity, it’s an irresistible and cultured Pinot Noir from a vintage that’s not short on flavour and freshness.  

"Quite a meaty scent, shiitake mushroom, truffle too, some minty lift, pretty exotic spice notes too with dark cherry the mainstay of fruit character. Silky texture, quite light on overall but a better word is understated and lively in a subtle mode. That equals charm. Nice grip to fine, lacy tannin profile too, and feels pure and refreshing to drink. Good gear, is the message." 94pts | Mike Bennie | WineFront

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