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Unmissable Australian pinot noir

By Halliday Wine Companion for Clyde Park, Meadowbank, Oakdene Vineyards, Pooley Wines and Medhurst Wines. 

12 Jun, 2019

Relish in the subtle allure of pinot noir, with its compelling red-fruit characteristics, notes of spice and lingering, smooth finish. Ahead, explore our curated selection of Australian pinot noirs, from an array of regions around the country.

2017 Clyde Park Single Block F College Block Pinot Noir

2017 Clyde Park Single Block F College Block Pinot Noir

Luke Polson and Terry Jongebloed say: "This elegant wine has a brilliant purity of fruit, a hint of five spice and masculine power. The palate is fine and has well-balanced, long and focused tannins."

RRP $75  | 2027 | Clyde Park

2017 Meadowbank Pinot Noir

2017 Meadowbank Pinot Noir

Peter Dredge says: "From some of Tasmania's most mature vines, the wine should show effortless depth and fruit purity. More importantly, it should give you a unique impression of the Meadowbank vineyard."

RRP $55 | 2037 | Meadowbank 

2017 Oakdene Single Vineyard Peta's Pinot Noir

2017 Oakdene Single Vineyard Peta’s Pinot Noir

Steven Paul says: "Deep garnet in colour, with a bright hue and a perfumed bouquet of bright floral notes. Intense palate with earthy cherry and dark plum notes, with spice and savoury characters. Excellent fruit/acid/tannin balance and firm acidity."

RRP $43 | 2027 | Oakdene Vineyards 

2017 Cooinda Vale Pinot Noir

2017 Pooley Cooinda Vale Pinot Noir

Anna Pooley says: "Scents of dried flowers, chamomile, earth and spice and red fruits. The palate shows lovely tension with red fruits and pitch-perfect acidity married together with fine savoury tannins."

RRP $65 | 2034 | Pooley Wines

2018 Medhurst Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

2018 Medhurst Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

Simon Steele says: "Perfumed and subtle initially, but the nose develops into a combination of red and blue fruits. Some violets and floral spices are in the background, too. Medium-bodied, with focus and power, which combine to support the fruit and freshness rather than overpower it."

RRP $44  | 2030 | Medhurst Wines

Find everything you need to know about pinot noir in our essential guide.

This article was produced in partnership with Clyde Park, Meadowbank, Oakdene Vineyards, Pooley Wines and Medhurst Wines.