Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2017 ~ Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
This vintage is waiting to be rated and this is what they said about the previous vintage:
93/100 - James Halliday
Bronze - 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Show Awards
This award winning Pinot Noir has achieved consistent acclaim across many vintages.
90/100 - Vinous by Antonio Galloni (2014 vintage)
90/100 - Vinous by Antonio Galloni (2013 vintage)
93/100 - James Halliday (2012 vintage)
94/100 - Dan Murphy's Wine Panel (2011 vintage)
91/100 - Wine & Spirits Magazine (2011 vintage)
James Halliday "This vintage produced many full-flavoured pinots, this a very good example. Its colour is deep, the bouquet and palate focused around dark cherry fruit and attendant flecks of spice - spice that will grow with time. The length, balance and varietal fruit expression are an excellent base for the future (and for now)."
Multi-award winning, Innocent Bystander has a reputation for delivering some of Victoria's famous Yarra Valley’s most consistent, over-performing, affordable, varietal wines. Using 100% hand picked fruit, wild ferments and gravity-flow winemaking techniques, Innocent Bystander wines atr made with minimal filtration and fining, and reflect the climate, soil and topography of the Yarra Valley.
Yarra Valley is a region with a cool climate, best known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Yarra Valley is an hour’s drive east of Melbourne.