Wine Code Breaker #346

2017 Paradigm Hill les Cinq Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria 

“Il fait la queue du paon.”  What the?  If you use your favourite translator it comes out as something like “he faith the peacock tail”.  Again, what the?  Apply this to wine and Pinot Noir in particular, swirl the glass, sniff, take a sip and swizzle this marvellous liquid in your mouth and suddenly it all makes sense.  Of course, it is all about the flavour profile through the palate that fans like a peacock’s tail as it struts around the garden.

The 2017 Paradigm Hill les Cinq is a small section of a single vineyard plot of Pinot Noir in the Mornington Peninsula region of Victoria.  The colour is bright splay of crimsons as it is swirled in the glass.  The nose is an array of beautiful red fruits and savoury and earthy elements.  It is perfumed and lifted delivering more and more with time in the glass.  On the palate there is an abundance of raspberries, strawberries and pomegranates.  Some spices, nuts and savoury notes add complexity that excites and the silky texture fans alluring leaving you to remark “il fait la queue du paon.” 


Rating96 pts
DrinkNow; 10+ yrs
TastedOctober 2020

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