2012 Bass Phillip ‘Premium’ Pinot Noir


Bass Phillip is recognized by many observers as the finest pinot noir producer in Australia.
Established in 1979 by Phillip Jones, Bass Phillip specialises in producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Driven by their respect for nature and biodynamic farming, grape growing and winemaking are uncompromising in their attention to detail and quality.

Low intervention in the vineyard and in the cellar permits the wines to show flavours and characteristics of the region – length, complexity, balanced acidity, lovely minerality, and with a certain polish and character that makes them truly extraordinary vintage after vintage.

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98 Points James Halliday
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.

96+ Points Gary Walsh
For those of you torn, not least financially, between the Premium and Reserve Pinots, then I’ll offer there’s not that much difference in quality. The reserve has a definition and clarity that the Premium does not, though I feel they are evenly matched at providing Pinot drinking pleasure. Raspberry, red cherry, spices, roses, citrus peel, fungal bass notes, oak neatly tucked in. Medium bodied, sappy and rosy and red fruited, fine kittenish tannin draws it long. Sensual Autumnal finish. Delicious. Fine wine. Such length. Nailed it.

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Bass Phillip



Grape Variety

Pinot Noir



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