Carlton Hill
2014 Carlton Hill Estate Pinot Noir

$50
350 Cases Produced

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VINOUS 91 POINTS

Brilliant red. Fresh raspberry and floral aromas are complicated by hints of allspice and cola. Silky and open-knit, offering lively red berry and cherry liqueur flavors that tighten up and become spicier on the back half. Shows very good energy and velvety texture on the persistent finish, which is framed by smooth, well-knit tannins. This is a sweeter, more fruit-driven wine than its 2015 sibling, which leans more toward the savory side of Pinot.

WINE ENTHUSIAST 90 POINTS

This seems stiff but clearly focused, with strong licorice and coffee flavors over lighter cranberry and pomegranate fruit. It’s not a wine bursting with charm, but it does have tannic muscle and power. Light tobacco notes thread through the grainy finish. Cellar and drink during the 2020s.