Colour: Brick red with crimson hues.
Nose: Abounds with expressive varietal aromas of cherry and strawberry with gamey elements that verge on the savoury - smoked meat side. Also evident are lovely hints of clove.
Palate: The palate is balanced with ripe Pinot Noir fruits and an integrated oak background. With an excellent finish that is both clean and definite the acid is supportive and the tannins soft and fine.
Serving and cellaring suggestions: The 1999 Bin 99 shows wonderful freshness and definitive Pinot Noir, strawberry and cherry flavours. This is an early-drinking style wine but has enough intensity to keep over the next 12 months. This wine cries out for grilled rack of lamb but is also well suited to accompany chicken with balsamic marinade, rare grilled tuna steak, veal and duck.