Batista Estate pinot noir 2011 ($50)
One of the best pinot noir producers in WA. This is another first-rate wine. The palate displays so much deep concentration, yet delivered with the finesse of the variety to perfection. Soft and almost mellow yet within there is power, structure and control, which carries the wine to a very long finish. Those chalky tannins and fine line of acid are features.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 12 years
Batista Estate pinot noir 2012 ($50)
A really impressive pinot noir showing slightly more primary fruit depth than the previous 2011. Lots of sour cherry and slightly earthy forest floor influences. It’s medium to light bodied yet there is so much deep and lingering intensity of fruit. The powdery tannins are so fine yet perfectly supportive. Very long finish with a slightly vanillin character. Lovely wine.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 10 years