2015 Ocean Eight Pinot Noir has a complex mix of ripe berries and pretty red fruits. There is a juicy nature to the fruit as well as an earthy component. The texture is thick and silky and the finish has plenty of firm tannins and crisp acid. It is a wine that has immediate appeal but will repay the patient and cellar comfortably for a good decade or so. If you want to drink a bottle or two over this winter try it with some pasta generously coated with a rich and spicy duck ragu.
'Warm site for the peninsula, and I'm trying to make an elegant pinot off a warm site. Really like the 114 clone. MV6 gives a lot of weight and tannin. Very fine nose with amazing aromatics: red cherries, leafy notes, some green tea. Beguiling. Fresh red cherries on the palate with amazing purity and elegance. Delicate with fine tannins and a hint of bitter cherry on the finish. Such a lovely, delicate wine with amazing finesse. So transparent.'
96 points - Jamie Goode, www.wineanorak.com (Feb 17)