New Release Bass Phillip 2015 Pinot Noir & 2012 Half Bottles

by Simon Evans | Jun 20, 2017

"Phillip Jones handcrafts tiny quantities of superlative Pinot Noir which, at its best, has no equal in Australia. Painstaking site selection, ultra-close vine spacing and the very, very cool climate of South Gippsland are the keys to the magic of Bass Phillip and its eerily Burgundian Pinots. One of Australia's greatest small producers." - James Halliday

Bass Phillip Pinot Noir 2015

The utterly delicious 2015 Bass Phillip Pinot Noirs have arrived at MW and we couldn’t wait to offer them to you. 2015 was a stunning vintage that’s produced some exquisite wines of purity and complexity, none more so than these from the Godfather of Australian Pinot, Phillip Jones.  

All wines below are available for order now at special offer prices for 7 days only and can be ordered by returning the attached order form, by email, by fax on 03 9419 6970 or by or calling us on 03 9419 6990.

Bass Phillip Reserve Pinot Noir 2015 $650 - Limited Availability
Dance of the seven veils kind of Pinot here, where the moral of the story is ‘be patient’. Lavish clove, cinnamon and biscuit oak, deep dark cherry fruit, fresh tilled earthiness, a certain ‘minerality’ and a dried rose perfume. It’s medium bodied, thickly and sumptuously tannic, ribbons of silk, throaty and earthy dark cherry flavours, pencilly oak drawing lines for the future, and a very long and minerally finish. Depth and intensity. Tension and drama. It ‘feels’ Grand Cru, if that makes any sense. Wait. 
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front,  May 2017 (96+ points)

Bass Phillip Premium Pinot Noir 2015 $210
So sure-footed and confident, it almost has a swagger. Cherry, sweet cinnamon and cedar oak, dried flowers, a little earthy bass. Medium bodied, silky and precise, with delectable savoury and fruit sweet switching, layered and complex already, laced up tight with ultra-fine pixel tannin, and long smashed strawberry and spice finish. A delight. Really needs a few years, or at worst, a good spell in a decanter. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, May 2017 (96 points)

Bass Phillip Estate Pinot Noir 2015 $75
Spice, red fruits, rose petal and vanilla, a bit of animal fur and earth, perhaps. Medium bodied at most, sappy and animated, redcurrant and pomegranate, fine burr of kitten’s tongue tannin, pleasing sense of delicacy, and pretty fine length. Delicious.  
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front,  May 2017 (94+ points)

Bass Phillip Crown Prince Pinot Noir 2015 $65
Plenty of capsicum and piquant spice here, with ripe and fresh red fruits, and a light coverlet of sweet oak. Light and fresh, all sappy, spicy and strawberried, with clean lines, ripe tomato acidity, and a playful lick of tannin. Good finish. Nervy and energetic. Like this.
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front,  May 2017 (93 points)

Bass Phillip Pinot Noir 2015 Mixed 6 Pack $1050
Save $90 on offer prices or $154 on our normal retail prices
Contains 1 x Reserve, 1 x Premium 2 x Estate, 2 x Crown Prince

Bass Phillip Pinot Noir 2012 Half Bottles

We have also have managed to secure an extremely small allotment of 2012 375ml Reserve and Premium. We can safely say that these are not available anywhere else.

Bass Phillip Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 - 375ml $320- Limited Availability
Full colour, slightly more purple than that of the Premium; it's hard to pause long enough to savour all the perfumed spices, ethereal red, purple and black fruits, for all point to the one direction - the palate. Once you yield, its awesome concentration, power and length almost make you flinch. Earth, briar and tannins carry the opulent fruits across into and along every corner of the mouth, the flavours persisting for an interminably long time.
James Halliday, The Wine Companion (99 points)

Bass Phillip Premium Pinot Noir 2012  - 375ml $125- Limited Availability
Clear, full crimson; the bouquet and palate alike have a special richness, DRC Richebourg compared to the Reserve's La Tache; fruit, tannins and oak are welded together in an exultant wave on the bouquet, and a seamless stream on the very long palate, its finish and aftertaste of rarely encountered quality
James Halliday, The Wine Companion (98 points).

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