2013 Holyman Project X Pinot Noir

Holyman Project X

Campbell Mattinson

THE WINE FRONT / OCTOBER 2015

It's made using 100% whole bunches.  It's aged in 500 litre new oak.  It's bottled unfined and unfiltered.  And it's made in extremely small quantitiy: something like 50 dozen only.

It's deep and light at once.  It trips across the palate with tangy cranberry-and-cherry fruit - lots of treble - but then there is no shortage of darker, deeper bass notes and plenty of savouriness to boot.  It feels polished and smart but there's a wild personality itching to be set free.  Allow it some time.  Tannin is svelte, supple, seamless and deceptively firm.  The way this unfurls as it rests in the glass is something to experience.

95pts | Drink 2016 to 2025+

James Halliday

HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION / JULY 2015

'Best of the Best - by variety'

Glorious colour; here the bouquet is even more fragrant than the Holyman, and the palate has a juicy quality that doesn't need to ram the point home; the tannins are superfine, and the finish speaks as much of the purity of the fruit as of the undoubtedly good structure.

96pts | Drink 2028