Scorpo Vineyard & Wines
23 Old Bittern Dromana Road
Merricks North 3926
Mornington Peninsula
Victoria (MEL 162 E12)

Tel: +61 3 5989 7697

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

Campbell Mattinson

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