James Halliday Top 100 2017: Mixed 6 bottles of Wines in the Top 100
Mixed 6 pack of Top 100 Wines.
1 x 2015 Hoddles Creek Estate 1ER Pinot Noir 2015
3 x 2016 Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir 2016
2 x 2016 Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2016.
James Halliday Top 100 Reviews:
2016 Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir 2016 95 points
Don't be deceived by the relatively light colour, this is is a pinot that has the trappings you would expect from a $30 wine, not $21. It has a large core of red fruits wrapped in foresty/spicy/earthy tannins. Its future is gold-plated, and will richly repay cellaring.
2016 Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2016 95 points
The bouquet and palate are at the midpoint between white peach et al and pink grapefruit et al. When you consider the mix of the very best clones, hand picking, the use of the Who's Who of French coopers, the price is a year-in, year-out bargain.
2015 Hoddles Creek Estate 1ER Pinot Noir 2015 97 points
The bouquet is gloriously fragrant and flowery, the red and blue fruits immediately picked up by the palate which then moves on with its vibrant spicy whole bunch notes adding more layers to its seemingly endless finish. Ultra-detailed grape growing and vinification from Franco D'Anna.