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96 Points - Joe Czerwinski (robertparker.com)
With only 251 bottles produced, this tasting note will be largely academic, but the 2014 La Judith Pinot Noir is as profound an Australian Pinot Noir as I've tasted. After around three years in new oak, it's seamless and supple, with notes of rose petals, caramelized cherries, cinnamon and tea leaves that swirl endlessly on the palate. Add in notions of dried leaves, clean compost and autumn rain, and it's a wine that can transport you through the seasons, from spring through summer and into fall.
95+ Points - Campbell Mattinson (Wine Front)
Price tag made the eyes pop last year. Quality this year takes centre stage. Sure there’s plenty of spicy-sweet oak here but the fruit is both intense and complex, tannin strikes a firm blow, the finish boasts a final flourish and every step is full of conviction. This wine is a quality statement if ever there was one. Stewed plums, raspberry, violets, undergrowth, a sweet array of roasted nuts and spices, tips of mint, washes of woodsmoke and cedarwood. It’s compelling now, but its best days are well ahead of it.