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2012 Si Vintners Halcyon Pinot Noir margaret river, australia
$50

When Margaret River was being planted, a few souls decided to put pinot noir in the ground, and then a fair whack of it was (maybe rightfully) ripped up.
Way down south, past Witchcliffe at the southern end of Margaret River, the Si Vintners husband and wife combo of Sarah Morris and Iwo Jakimowicz bought a vineyard planted in the 1970s, which had a reasonably substantial number of pinot noir vines in the ground, and decided to keep them. A kind of legacy wine, but also, pretty tasty, they reckon.
It’s certainly potent. Dense wall of dark cherry, freshly turned earth, forest floor, wet stone. Heady perfume. It’s thick and rich across the palate, but not without some chew and sinew, so the wine manages to saturate the palate and yet be contained and mostly balanced. Some more herbal, balsamic reduction notes flit through, but the wine is more about ripe, driven fruit over anything. Luscious, lovely drinking to be had here. Seductive. Brooding. Mike Bennie - The Wine Front

Origin margaret river, australia
Year 2012
Varietal pinot noir
Style elegant & complex