Giant Steps Yarra Valley
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Applejack Pinot Noir

Grey dirt, some altitude, comparatively. About 50% whole bunch, more or less. Applejack rising into iconic status for vineyards of the Yarra off the back of many great Giant Steps wines. Sleek and fresh-feeling pinot noir, pepper and garrigue-spiked sour cherry scents and flavours, cool and refined feel, great length, high drinkability. A light crunch to tannins, sheath of which holds the wine tight and long in shape and form. This has some mojo, loaded with personality in its slender, transparent feel. This I like, great energy here.
94 points, Mike Bennie

OTHER ACCOLADES:
Top Gold + Trophy, National Wine Show
98 points, James Halliday
95 points, James Suckling