The Pinot Noir & Grenache Thread

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$31.48 again today with 20%/$20 Cashrewards:
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Golden Mile Pinot is down to $19 from $35, no idea if it's any good
 

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2018 Purple Hands Planta Circa Ancestor Vine Grenache - NG96, GW95, RD94, NS93, JP92 - $42.57/$43.57 @ The Wine Collective (plus $9.95 delivery, less 8.8% Cashrewards and $10/$20 voucher)

Jericho Blewitt Springs Grenache 2019 [CM(WF)94] 6pk + 10,000pts = $329.94 ($54.99/bt) @ Qantas

Grape Belief clearance sale ends tonight - free delivery with $240+ spend - includes:
  • 2019 Tonic Wines Grenache $25.50 - GW95
$28 delivered @ Sometimes Always
 

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These crus were the source of our highest-rated wines, all three rating 97 points. These are not only extremely impressive wines, but also strikingly different in character and style. The Château des Bachelards – Comtesse de Vazeilles Fleurie Le Clos 2018 is super-silky and refined the Domaine Anita Moulin-à-Vent La Rochelle 2019 concentrated and plush and the Yohan Lardy Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes de 1903 2019 enormously deep with a striking smoked bacon character.
For us this diversity is the sure sign of a maturing wine region and it was also clearly present in the eight wines wines that rated 96 points. For example, the incredibly floral expressiveness of the Château Thivin Côte-de-Brouilly Cuvée Zaccharie 2019 and the densely structured Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Côte du Py 2019 are both great reds unlike anything else on Planet Wine.
The twin great vintages of 2018 and 2019 showcase this beautifully. 2019 is probably the most consistently exciting vintage for Beaujolais since 1976, although we still have a soft spot for 2015. These wines have the classic lively acidity and vibrant aromas of the region’s reds from the indigenous gamay grape with lots of floral, spice and licorice notes. The 2018 vintage was the warmest growing season on record and mildew in June-July dramatically reduced crop levels. The best 2018s are powerful and concentrated with fine tannins and enough acidity to balance. Some vineyards experienced drought stress and/or were picked a bit too late resulting in atypically soft wines.
10% off French/Italian/Spanish @ Waters Wine with EURO10 - ends tomorrow - thanks/credit to @SleepyPolarBear - prices after 10% off in any 6:
  • Desvignes Morgon Cote du Py Javernieres 2019 - GW95 - $42.30 - 2 left
  • Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2019 - GW96 - $63 - 4 left
  • Guy Breton Fleurie 2019 - GW96 - $72 - 6 left
 

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2020 Ochota Barrels Home Pinot Noir [Adelaide Hills]
The grapes for this wine are grown around the corner from Lost in a Forest, the wood-oven “wine lounge” the Ochotas opened in an old church in Uraidla in 2016. “It’s a tiny little block,” says Amber. “It’s owned by Taras’ GP, who offered us the fruit one year. Me and the kids and my mum and Taras’ dad pick it every year and jump in it and let it do its own thing. It’s made with lots of love.” And it’s exquisite: pale and ethereal, with delicate botanical aromatics that drift up from the glass, and a fine-boned, juicy, mouthwatering quality on the tongue. $120

1 left: 2020 Ochota Barrels Home Pinot Noir $130 @ DRNKS - free delivery to SYD, MEL, BNE, ADL, PER, CBR, HBA, NTL, WOL, BNK

BNE: 🍇 Burgundy SAMPLE PACK - Arnaud Baillot $95 @ The Wine Emporium - 5 left

Ten Minutes By Tractor Estate Pinot Noir 2018 $36.50 @ Coles after discounts in 4pk - ends tomorrow
@chatters on CellarTracker:​
opens with struck match, sweet spice, strawberry under plums, slightly gamey notes and a touch of forest floor. Juicy, lovely, fleshy and fresh, touches of savoury spice joins plums, berries (especially strawberry) with slight drying talc textured tannins that play more of a support role, very slight extracted but still the right side of that. Nice.

Picardy Pinot Noir 2018 - RJ98, EL97, MB94+, CM(WF)93+, HH92, BW18.5 - $30.67 @ Wine Direct using gift cards via AmEx offer of $35 back from $150 spend (23% off)

Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Pinot Noir 2018 - GW95 - $52.28 delivered @ Carboot in 3pk after $50 voucher

Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019 $29.90 in 6pk @ Boccaccio
I haven't had much burgundy, though may be catching the bug now, but this is the best Bourgogne Rouge I've had yet - different from, but as good as, some of my favourite pinot noirs, including 2017 Lethbridge, Bay of Fires, Hoddles Creek

As with Beaujolais, 2019 also seems to be a year for Burgundy - Jeremy Holmes at d’Or to Door:
A word about Burgundy. Much of France experienced devastating frosts last week. We heard from Alexandrine Roy (Domaine Marc Roy), and she may not make a single bottle of red wine from 2021, such is the damage. 2019 is relatively small crop for many, but one of outstanding quality. With low and/or no yield crops coming through in the next couple of vintages, there will be serious pressure on supply and pricing. We suggest you load up on some 2019’s while you can.

MEL: Tasmanian Pinot Noir / Burgundy Workshop $150 - 2 left
  • Louis Jadot Pernand Vergelesses Premier Cru
  • Louis Jadot Cote de Nuits Villages La Vaucarin
  • Bouchard Pere & Fils La Vignee Bourgogne
  • Tolpuddle
  • Pooley
  • Dalrymple
 
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2020 Ochota Barrels Home Pinot Noir [Adelaide Hills]
The grapes for this wine are grown around the corner from Lost in a Forest, the wood-oven “wine lounge” the Ochotas opened in an old church in Uraidla in 2016. “It’s a tiny little block,” says Amber. “It’s owned by Taras’ GP, who offered us the fruit one year. Me and the kids and my mum and Taras’ dad pick it every year and jump in it and let it do its own thing. It’s made with lots of love.” And it’s exquisite: pale and ethereal, with delicate botanical aromatics that drift up from the glass, and a fine-boned, juicy, mouthwatering quality on the tongue. $120

1 left: 2020 Ochota Barrels Home Pinot Noir $130 @ DRNKS - free delivery to SYD, MEL, BNE, ADL, PER, CBR, HBA, NTL, WOL, BNK

BNE: 🍇 Burgundy SAMPLE PACK - Arnaud Baillot $95 @ The Wine Emporium - 5 left

Ten Minutes By Tractor Estate Pinot Noir 2018 $36.50 @ Coles after discounts in 4pk - ends tomorrow
@chatters on CellarTracker:​
opens with struck match, sweet spice, strawberry under plums, slightly gamey notes and a touch of forest floor. Juicy, lovely, fleshy and fresh, touches of savoury spice joins plums, berries (especially strawberry) with slight drying talc textured tannins that play more of a support role, very slight extracted but still the right side of that. Nice.

Picardy Pinot Noir 2018 - RJ98, EL97, MB94+, CM(WF)93+, HH92, BW18.5 - $30.67 @ Wine Direct using gift cards via AmEx offer of $35 back from $150 spend (23% off)

Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Pinot Noir 2018 - GW95 - $52.28 delivered @ Carboot in 3pk after $50 voucher

Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019 $29.90 in 6pk @ Boccaccio
I haven't had much burgundy, though may be catching the bug now, but this is the best Bourgogne Rouge I've had yet - different from, but as good as, some of my favourite pinot noirs, including 2017 Lethbridge, Bay of Fires, Hoddles Creek

As with Beaujolais, 2019 also seems to be a year for Burgundy - Jeremy Holmes at d’Or to Door:
A word about Burgundy. Much of France experienced devastating frosts last week. We heard from Alexandrine Roy (Domaine Marc Roy), and she may not make a single bottle of red wine from 2021, such is the damage. 2019 is relatively small crop for many, but one of outstanding quality. With low and/or no yield crops coming through in the next couple of vintages, there will be serious pressure on supply and pricing. We suggest you load up on some 2019’s while you can.

MEL: Tasmanian Pinot Noir / Burgundy Workshop $150 - 2 left
  • Louis Jadot Pernand Vergelesses Premier Cru
  • Louis Jadot Cote de Nuits Villages La Vaucarin
  • Bouchard Pere & Fils La Vignee Bourgogne
  • Tolpuddle
  • Pooley
  • Dalrymple
Amazing effort with the post, so many delicious looking Pinots 😍

I can't find the Pinot in SA @ Coles, Picardy sounds nice but I don't have an AMEX to take advantage.

I may have to have a go at the Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019 👍👍
 

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besides these at Purvis Cellars until today:
  • By Farr Tout Pres Pinot Noir 2018 $88
  • Stefano Lubiana La Roccia Pinot Noir 2017 $79.99
  • Stefano Lubiana Il Giardino Pinot Noir 2017 $79.99
  • Felton Road Calvert Pinot Noir 2019 $71.99
  • Jane Eyre Mornington Pinot Noir 2019 $48

Santini Collective Grenache Noir 2019 - MB95
  • $41.60 @ French Wine Centre after 20% off with WELCOME20 - $10 delivery or free with $300 spend
  • $49 delivered @ Sometimes Always

Jackson Brooke Pinot Noir 2020 - MB94 - $23.20 delivered @ Airoldi Fine Wines after 20% off - pm me for code

available again with free delivery until 11am AEST tomorrow

free delivery again until this Sunday
 
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Seppelt Drumborg Pinot Noir JH96 $39.95 at Boozebud. If you order 4+ - 20% off.
Stack with 25% Cashback at Boozebud
$24-25 a bottle.

The reviews seem decent on Vivino, 3.8.
 
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2017 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Definitus Pinot Noir - JH97, NS95, CM(WF)/AG/HH94, SR93 - $55.99 @ The Wine Collective - apply offer in cart, ends tonight (plus $9.95 delivery, less 8.8% Cashrewards and $10/$20 voucher) - thanks/credit to @boomy

Seppelt Drumborg Pinot Noir JH96 $39.95 at Boozebud. If you order 4+ - 20% off.
Stack with 25% Cashback at Boozebud
$24-25 a bottle.

The reviews seem decent on Vivino, 3.8.
thanks - vintage?
 

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2017 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Definitus Pinot Noir - JH97, NS95, CM(WF)/AG/HH94, SR93 - $55.99 @ The Wine Collective - apply offer in cart, ends tonight (plus $9.95 delivery, less 8.8% Cashrewards and $10/$20 voucher) - thanks/credit to @boomy


thanks - vintage?
Unfortunately I think it's 2018 after my research, 2019 is 96JH.

2019/20 are 12.5%< 18 is 13.5%

However Boozebud constantly ships out different vintages it seems for different states. Wynn's Black label was 2018, but Sydney was receiving 2015 for quite a while.
 

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currently $43 @ Laneway Liquor after 15% off applied in cart (free delivery with $99 spend) - price match @ Different Drop (note: $25 referrals end Thursday 1st July, reducing to $10 afterwards)

Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Grands Cras 2019 - JS(SP)96, WA(WK)92 - $41.99/$39.89 in any 12pk @ World Wine - price match @ United Cellars
 
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Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Grands Cras 2019 - JS(SP)96, WA(WK)92 - $41.99/$39.89 in any 12pk @ World Wine - price match @ United Cellars
10% off sitewide until 4pm AEST today makes it $37.80 :) $10 delivery, else $0 with $250 spend

For those with Vic postcodes, just logged into my TWC account and saw they've uploaded $20 worth of points. Expires 3 June.
  • 2020 The Long Way Around Tamar Valley Pinot Noir - GW94 - $33.99 - 10,000pts - 8.8% Cashrewards = $12.76 :)
2020 Ravensworth The Long Way Around Tamar Valley Pinot Noir [Tasmania]
Bryan Martin released two 2020 pinots from opposite ends of the country: a plummy, savoury wine from Porongurup in WA, and this vivid, spicy, fruity purple pinot, made in collaboration with his good friend Ricky Evans of Two Tonne Tasmania. $36
 

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For those with Vic postcodes, just logged into my TWC account and saw they've uploaded $20 worth of points. Expires 3 June.
  • 2020 The Long Way Around Tamar Valley Pinot Noir (GW94) $33.99 - 10,000pts - 8.8% Cashrewards = $12.76 :)
2020 Ravensworth The Long Way Around Tamar Valley Pinot Noir [Tasmania]
Bryan Martin released two 2020 pinots from opposite ends of the country: a plummy, savoury wine from Porongurup in WA, and this vivid, spicy, fruity purple pinot, made in collaboration with his good friend Ricky Evans of Two Tonne Tasmania. $36
last day - alternatively,
  • 2018 Oakridge Vineyard Series Willowlake Pinot Noir (JH/PE95, MB/AG/SL94) $30.99 - 10,000pts - 8.8% Cashrewards = $10.02 :)
 

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last day - alternatively,
  • 2018 Oakridge Vineyard Series Willowlake Pinot Noir (JH/PE95, MB/AG/SL94) $30.99 - 10,000pts - 8.8% Cashrewards = $10.02 :)
I grabbed a 6pk from Boozebud for $18 a bottle, and it's a very nice drop!

Any thoughts on the Pinot pack?

 

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15% off red wine @ DITC (Diggin' In The Cellars) with REDWINE15 - free MEL delivery, minimum 2 bottles, excludes packs, ends 8am tomorrow:
  • 2015 Mammoth 'Untouched' Pinot Noir $49.30
  • 2019 Sinapius 'Close Planted' Pinot Noir $50.15
2015 Mammoth Untouched Pinot Noir [Moutere Hills]
Michael Glover wanted to find out what would happen if he took top-quality, dry-grown, low-yielding pinot noir grapes and turned them into wine with as little “handling” as possible: no destemming, no additions, no plunging, no new oak, no fining, no filtration and so on, with the only input being the decisions of when to pick, when to press, and when to bottle. Six years later the result is a deliciously approachable, full-flavoured expression of pinot: round, generous, supple, long and savoury. $58

Stonier Windmill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 - JH96, HH94, D(SA)95 - $40.66 @ Cellar One after $20 referral - 3 left

Any thoughts on the Pinot pack?

i avoid most mixed packs, but Different Drop have some good ones - besides chardonnay, these 2018 Beaujolais packs, only 1 or 2 left of each - delivered after $25 voucher (note $25 vouchers will no longer be available, nor possibly valid, after Thursday 1st July):
  • 2018 Julien Sunier Masterclass 3pk $185 delivered ($61.67/bt)
  • 2018 Domaine Marc Delienne Masterclass 4pk $185 delivered ($46.25/bt)
 

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i avoid most mixed packs, but Different Drop have some good ones - besides chardonnay, these 2018 Beaujolais packs, only 1 or 2 left of each - delivered after $25 voucher (note $25 vouchers will no longer be available, nor possibly valid, after Thursday 1st July):
  • 2018 Julien Sunier Masterclass 3pk $185 delivered ($61.67/bt)
besides chardonnay, EOFY sale @ Waters Wine - ends Wednesday 30th June - includes:
  • 2018 Julien Sunier (Beaujolais) $55/$67
  • Garagiste Terre De Feu Pinot Noir 2016 $55
  • Swinney Grenache 2019 $37
  • Clarence House Reserve Pinot Noir 2015 $35
  • Queen of the Sierra Red 2017 $35
  • Tonic Grenache 2019 $30

also SYD: Tasmanian Pinot Noir Fair @ Prince Wine Store
 

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First time posting to this thread (thanks @Mynameislucluc for the heads up).

No amazing deals from me to post yet - but I will keep my eyes peeled.

Just thought I'd share my favorite winery from Central Otago for some insight to the Pinot lovers here.


Recently visited their physical winery (third time) when the bubble was open for us people living in Victoria. I made the plunge and joined their wine club - Holy Terras, exciting!!!

I honestly can't plug this winery enough - some fantastic wines, especially their pinot. Jacksons Block & Slapjack Block are the pick for me! Some of the oldest vines in the region and some true OG Burgundian vines on original root stock 😲
 

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MEL - $38.12 each:
  • Mornington Peninsula vs Gippsland @ 12noon-5pm Sunday 4th July
  • Geelong @ 12noon-5pm Sunday 25th July
Moorooduc Estate: Drinks with Kate 2.0 2021 Pack #3 - 6pk $250 delivered ($41.67/bt):
single vineyard wines are normally $60/$80 - for those unfamiliar with these packs from one of Mornington's leading producers, Kate holds an online tasting at 6pm AEST each Thursday on one of the wines included - purchasing any two tasting packs meets the dozen requirement for wine club membership at a possibly significant discount :)

Santini Collective Grenache Noir 2019 - MB95
  • $41.60 @ French Wine Centre after 20% off with WELCOME20 - $10 delivery or free with $300 spend
30% off any 12pk with THANKYOU30 now makes it $36.40 - ends Wednesday 30th June :)

Jackson Brooke Pinot Noir 2020 - MB94 - $23.20 delivered @ Airoldi Fine Wines after 20% off - pm me for code
now available in half-bottles @ $12.80 after 20% off - another good source for keeping opened wine :)

Bondar Rayner Vineyard Grenache 2019 - SL95, GW94, NS93 - $34 @ Prince Wine Store (Langton's were cheaper) - price match at Waters Wine or Different Drop
$32.30 @ Different Drop

besides chardonnay, EOFY sale @ Waters Wine - ends Wednesday 30th June - includes:
  • 2018 Julien Sunier (Beaujolais) $55/$67
  • Garagiste Terre De Feu Pinot Noir 2016 $55
  • Swinney Grenache 2019 $37
  • Clarence House Reserve Pinot Noir 2015 $35
  • Queen of the Sierra Red 2017 $35
  • Tonic Grenache 2019 $30

First time posting to this thread (thanks @Mynameislucluc for the heads up).

No amazing deals from me to post yet - but I will keep my eyes peeled.

Just thought I'd share my favorite winery from Central Otago for some insight to the Pinot lovers here.


Recently visited their physical winery (third time) when the bubble was open for us people living in Victoria. I made the plunge and joined their wine club - Holy Terras, exciting!!!

I honestly can't plug this winery enough - some fantastic wines, especially their pinot. Jacksons Block & Slapjack Block are the pick for me! Some of the oldest vines in the region and some true OG Burgundian vines on original root stock 😲
not much currently, hopefully more again in future @ Cellar One
 

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Bought this today from VM broker -

Bendigo Hills - The Stone Cottage Pinot Noir 2016. Apparently its Rock Ferry 3rd Rock but relabelled due to something with rights or label clash in Australia...Anyway it was on pre arival so no doubt it’ll hit the in boxes soon

Anyway, I plunged in for 12 bottles which at about $20 per bottle minus a referal credit of $25 with free shipping will sort me out for my pinot scarcity.
 
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