Giant Steps

LDR Yarra Valley Pinot Noir Syrah

8.84 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Yarra Valley, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Pinot Noir, Syrah
Lamb, Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

No formal notes. See previous notes for other vintages. Pretty consistent from year to year. Just designed to be smashable. The red fruits, strawberry and raspberry from the Pinot combined with the pepper, spice and herbs from the Syrah. Can’t see that further cellaring will improve it in any way.

No formal notes. See previous notes for other vintages. Pretty consistent from year to year. Just designed to be smashable. The red fruits, strawberry and raspberry from the Pinot combined with the pepper, spice and herbs from the Syrah. Can’t see that further cellaring will improve it in any way.

May 14th, 2022
Bob McDonald

Very primary showing its Youth on nose and palate. The perfume of the Pinot Noir and the spice of the Syrah - both varieties grow well in the Yarra, expertly blended by Steve Flamsteed. Not sure who else would make this blend around the world but it was a blend used in the late 40’s and 50’s in the Hunter Valley by the legendary Maurice OShea who crafted some amazing wines in primitive conditions by gaslight. This version from Giant Steps is designed to be eminently smashable and it is as our Delectable friend from the Adelaide Hills, Scott Rowe said as well. The ultimate out door Bistro Wine in an Australian Spring bursting with flavour and vitality. Buy by the case. 73 weeks later on 14th January 2022, I had my last bottle of the 2018 and have decided to leave the last bottle of 2019 for some years to see how it develops and put HH’s drinking window to the test.

Very primary showing its Youth on nose and palate. The perfume of the Pinot Noir and the spice of the Syrah - both varieties grow well in the Yarra, expertly blended by Steve Flamsteed. Not sure who else would make this blend around the world but it was a blend used in the late 40’s and 50’s in the Hunter Valley by the legendary Maurice OShea who crafted some amazing wines in primitive conditions by gaslight. This version from Giant Steps is designed to be eminently smashable and it is as our Delectable friend from the Adelaide Hills, Scott Rowe said as well. The ultimate out door Bistro Wine in an Australian Spring bursting with flavour and vitality. Buy by the case. 73 weeks later on 14th January 2022, I had my last bottle of the 2018 and have decided to leave the last bottle of 2019 for some years to see how it develops and put HH’s drinking window to the test.

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2020
David

Easy drinking

Easy drinking

May 9th, 2021
Sam O'Connor

Sam had this 2 years ago

Sam had this 2 years ago

May 16th, 2020