Giant Steps Sexton Vineyards Pinot Noir

Giant Steps Sexton Vineyards Pinot Noir - Vic 2011

Written by Gary Walsh

So much wine and so little time to write it up. I'd love to have either the luxury of time or a conscience that allows me to do half arsed reviews but sadly I have neither (at least at the moment). Then again, wineries that deliver the sort of quality and attention to detail that Giant Steps have been dishing up recently deserve a bit of extra effort, and really it's pretty easy for me to sit down, taste a bit of fine wine, offer an opinion and a few words. I should really just shut up and stop moaning shouldn't I? Right then! (slaps hands and rubs them together)

Delicate and dripping Pinosity this bright red coloured wine offers up a scented bouquet of cherry, strawberry, roses, a litte spice, aniseed and a dusty earthy character. On the palate light to medium bodied with fine tannin and bright clean acidity that gives a feeling of real clarity and freshness in the mouth. It has flavours of red cherry and liqueur strawberry with just a touch of earth and dried herb and finishes clean, dry & long. It's a wine that combines delicacy with a firm structure and delivers it in fine style. Excellent.
94 points.