Cool Climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Bended Knee Vineyard

2005 Pinot Noir

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2005 Bended Knee Pinot Noir

“Clean, firm cherry fruit with some spice and stem notes; light to medium bodied, but has the potential to develop. Screwcap 13.6%

Rating 89 Drink to 2011.James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2008.


“Bended Knee was established in 1999, and is located on a north facing slope of Mt Buninyong, an extinct volcano 15 km south-east of Ballarat. I suppose this makes it a young vines wine, and if so it is an even more impressive effort. A terrific nose, pretty florals and spiced cherries, purpleness, fresh mushrooms, with a bit of animal hide that makes it so interesting to swirl and smell. The palate is terrific too, red cherries and minerals, rhubarb and violets, a bit of flat cola and tangy acid. Beautifully balanced and elegant; great value at $30.”

91 points Lincoln Scott, Winorama [Boccaccio’s E-newsletter 19 June 2007]


“Medium purple in colour; the nose is quite enticing with rhubarb, cherries and spice. On the palate there is a mix of cherries, mushroom, forest floor, dusty tannins and spice. This Pinot Noir built in the glass and really improved after being open for a couple of hours.”

90 points Anthony D'Anna [Boccaccio’s E-newsletter 19 June 2007]


“Dark intense colour, nose has forest and red fruit aromas - great complexity and spice. Palate has great intensity, weight and texture. Very complex indeed - there is smoke, berries and funky forest floor flavours. Great richness and intensity here - superb palate length. Great wine.
You can work out the points out of 100 from my comments.” Smile

Victor Pugatschew [Boccaccio Cellars Online Forum. Posted: Sun 10 Jun, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject: TN: 2005 Pinots - Bended Knee, Kooyong, Derwent Estate]


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