PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Easy-drinking Pinot Noirs with sweet plum fruits, softness and balance. These wines always have the characteristic regional 'palate length ".
MARKET POSITION: An established restaurant favourite. Good value for money. Often scored 95/100 by Mr. Halliday. This one is the best vintage of Crown Prince. Quite fresh and balanced. Popular 'by-the-glass " wine in many restaurants.
WINEMAKER'S NOTES: Very dark wine, saturated with wild dark fruits, with pronounced acidity, and a longer palate than usual: textured & lingering with soft tannin. By far the best we have made. Up in price but excellent value. Stays alive in the glass for hours. Very easy drinking.
INDUSTRY REVIEWER: The Crown Prince is often suitable for more early consumption, but this one will improve for more than six years. The aroma has dried berries, hints of beetroot, briar and a little farmyard. There are also raspberry notes, cinnamon and earth. The front palate gives way to a layered and finely textured entry that reveals fresh cherry and some savoury flavours. Long, linear acidity flows through the palate. The wine finishes with supple and relatively soft tannins that will ensure medium term cellaring. 95 Points - Jeremy Oliver
Bass Phillip is named after George Bass and Arthur Phillip ‚– men of great pioneering spirit, foresight and leadership during the nineteenth century. Phillip Jones first established the Bass Phillip vineyards, many years later, in the southeastern corner of Australia in 1979, specialising in high-quality pinot noir and chardonnay wines.
Winemaking at Bass Phillip is uncompromising and driven by the respect for nature. The vineyards are organic since 1993 and biodynamic since 2002. All wine production process at Bass Phillip is guided by the cosmic rhythms that impart energy and vibrancy into the wines.
Made in a simple and traditional manner, with low-cropped vineyards, no irrigation and minimal intervention in the winery, the wines of Bass Phillip display flavours which are characteristic of the region and their individual vineyards. Deep mineral-rich soils, natural high humidity, and cooler temperatures in South Gippsland is also part of the magic that delivers the length, complexity, flavors, balanced acidity, and natural minerality to Bass Phillip wines. Combined with Phillip Jones's undivided attention to detail in the vineyards and winery, and an insatiable passion for quality wine experiences, Bass Phillip produces extraordinary wines one vintage after another.
- Winery Note
|Product Type||Wine Red Pinot Noir|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|