2011 Holyman Pinot Noir

2010 Holyman Pinot Noir

James Halliday

WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN MAGAZINE / APRIL 2013

The extremely good 2010 vintage of this wine was presented at the Celebration (2013 Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration) to much acclaim, but the '11 has now been released.  It has exceptional depth of colour, and is an altogether serious pinot, with savoury/spicy nuances to its black cherry and plum fruit, manifesting themselves right from the outset, and persisting through to the long, complex finish.

95pts | Drink to 2021

Winsor Dobbin

THE EXAMINER / APRIL 2013

The 2011 vintage was a problematic one, but Joe Holyman has managed to produce a cracking flagship pinot noir thanks to his attention to detail in the vineyard.  This is a standout Tamar pinot with a proportion of whole bunches in the blend to add structure and interest.  The fruit underwent natural yeast fermentation and then went into 30 per cent new French barrels.  The end result is delicious with black cherry notes and impressive tannins.

Gary Walsh

THE wINE FRONT / APRIL 2013

Has a lovely perfume about it from both fruit and oak. Red fruit, creamy spicy oak and a little mint and leaf. Medium bodied with a mesh of fine powdery tannin, red fruit and cherries, spice and vanilla, clean acid to balance and heaps of length. Cooler style, yet still pretty fleshy and playful.  Such a consistent producer.

94pts | Drink 2013 to 2020