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Huon Hooke – 'The Dagger' 2018 Review

Huon Hooke recently reviewed a series of 2018 Pinot Noirs from the Adelaide Hills region. Our 2018 'The Dagger' was awarded 91/100 and came in first place out of the 15 wines reviewed. See the review below... Huon Hooke – Riposte 'The Dagger' Pinot Noir 2018 Score: 91/100 Medium to full red/purple colour, with a sweet cherry and strawberry aroma, fruit-driven and straightforward. The palate is soft and fruit-sweet, charming and deliciously fruity. The tannins are light and soft, the wine very easygoing. A really lovely early-drinking wine, with good...

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Sam Kim (Wine Orbit) – The Dagger Pinot Noir 2018

Adelaide Hills, 94 Points, 5 Stars Offering gorgeous fruit ripeness and elegance, the wine shows dark cherry, raspberry, violet, thyme and subtle spice aromas on the nose, followed by a beautifully weighted palate that is silky and flowing. It is pristine and bright with sophisticated mouthfeel and poise, promising to evolve magnificently. At its best: 2020 to 2026 Reviewed: March 2019

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Sam Kim (Wine Orbit) – The Stiletto Pinot Gris 2018

Adelaide Hills, 93 Points, 5 Stars This is fabulously fruited and delicately lifted on the nose showing fresh pear, lemon peel and jasmine aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that is finely textured and tightly structured by bright acidity. Restrained, elegant and refined, delivering excellent fruit purity as well as textural mouthfeel. At its best: now to 2024 Reviewed: March 2019

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Sam Kim (Wine Orbit) – The Scimitar Single Vineyard Riesling 2018

Clare Valley, 94 Points, 5 Stars It is exquisitely composed and expressed, showing lemon pith, lime sorbet, apple and white floral notes on the nose, leading to a finely textured palate that is concentrated and brilliantly focused. The wine delivers splendid fruit purity backed by racy acidity, leading to a persistent linear finish. Wonderfully poised for graceful development. At its best: 2020 to 2030 Reviewed: March 2019

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