- Single vineyard Pinot Noir from the Mornington Penninsula
- A wine of pristine fruit flavour, exotic aromatics and length both on the palate and in the cellar
- 20+ year old vines from an east-facing site planted to the MV6 clone of Pinot Noir
From the coolest of Hurley's vineyard sites and named after the cooling breeze that sweetps through the valley. This wine spends twenty months in barrel (one quarter new).
The eyes see the garnet of my grandmother’s ring. The nose senses intense aromas of red cherries, soft summer fruits and the fragrance of flowers. The palate tastes concentrated flavours of succulent red cherries, currents and raspberries, as well as a little cassis. Very pure, well balanced and structured, this too is silky, mouth-filling and long, but highly focused and precise. A beautiful vineyard, it is as if Garamond captures the features of Lodestone and Hommage then adds those that are especially its own to produce an other-worldly wine that this year I find almost beyond description.
Drink now to 2030.
Medium to light red/purple colour, bright and fresh. The bouquet showing smoky oak and brown spice aromas, the palate following on with good intensity and focus, firm and upright, with ample supple tannins and good persistence. Serious pinot flavours and weight, the aftertaste powering on long after the wine has left. Excellent pinot, and worthwhile cellaring. (from a 3-acre, east-facing slope planted to MV6 clone, at Balnarring. 1/3 new oak