Pinot noir 2004

Published on November 23, 2007

tasting notes

Light to medium red, slight purple. Moderate depth on the nose with black cherry and other red and dark fruits. New oak apparent but reasonably subtle. Richly flavoured palate, quite full bodied, with alcohol warmth, fine, ripe tannins and good length.
- Nick Bulleid MW, December. 2006

Light to mid-red colour. Ripe red fruits, well-married oak and some cedary, earthy development beginning to appear. The wine is full and round in the mouth, with plenty of weight from alcohol and ripe flavour. Fine, soft tannins to finish. The wine has deveolped in the last year, losing its slight purple tinge and gaining more complexity. It will continue to do so for several years yet.
- Nick Bulleid MW, October 2007

best drinking

2006 – 2010


Lively plum and cherry fruit with good balance and mouthfeel.
90/100 - James Halliday: Wine companion 2008

Bronze Medal Gippsalnd WIne Show 2007


Sarsfield Estate Vineyard is located in the Lakes and Wilderness area of East Gippsland, Victoria. Vines and crop levels are carefully managed to produce grapes of the highest quality.


The 2004 growing season was warm and dry. The grapes matured slowly but steadily in lovely autumn weather, with occasionally a little rain. Quality was good to very good, with excellent physiological maturity, slightly lower than usual sugar levels and good natural acidity.


Fermented in small batches, hand plunged and pressed in a hand-operated basket press. The wine is matured in French oak barriques for 18 months and bottled unfiltered.
Alcohol: 13.9% , Titr. Acidity: 5.8 g/L, pH: 3.52