The Wine Front review – Scorpo Eocene High Density Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
Scorpo’s wines are always impressive but this new release is particularly so. I don’t have details on the density of the planting but it saw 10% whole bunches and 20% new oak. It was all fermented wild. More importantly, it tastes sensational.
The word stunning comes straight to mind. This is a measured, moderate wine and yet it has power. It tastes of black cherries and chicory, sweet raspberry, savoury/woodsy herbs, dark chocolate and cedarwood. It carries a fair clip of oak but both the fruit and the tannin have such force to them; the flavours stride through the palate as if on a mission. It’s a striking wine, composed, shot with woodsmoke and mineral, persistent plus. They’ve grown a wine and a half here.
Rated : 95+ Points
Tasted : Mar19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $90
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 – 2030