93 Points – Gary Walsh, Winefront - “The fratelli Saturno, proprietors of Longview, are committed Nebbiolo fanciers, and they’re making inroads into producing some very good wines from the most noble of all red grapes. Great work Pinchies. Beautifully made, elegant and pretty style, with no clumsy oak or over extraction. Red cherry, liquorice root, almond, potpourri, and spice. Medium bodied, fresh and juicy, all supple red fruits with gentle fine grained tannin, a sort of sugared almond flavour in there too, which adds to the charm. Finish is shapely, licked with soft but sure tannin, and a perfumed raspberry aftertaste. No question of it being Nebbiolo either. Lovely. Excellent now, but autumn will come if left to age for a few more years.”
Silver Medal – 2018 Australian Alternative Varietals Wine Show
91 Points – Huon Hooke, The Real Review – “Medium brick-red hue with obvious development in the colour. The bouquet is likewise mellowed and showing some matured softness and dried herb, earthy, pot-pourri secondary characters as opposed to primary fruit. The palate is soft and mellow, medium-bodied and quite intense, finishing with abundant soft, fine tannins. There is a warmth of alcohol on the back-palate and the wine has richness and concentration, despite not having any real primary fruit remaining. Of its style, it is a very appealing drink. Hard to predict its future, but it's enjoyable on the day.”
2015 Nebbiolo Riserva
93 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review. "Medium brick-red colour, forward-developed, and the bouquet is very appealing in a floral, dried herb, dried flowers kind of way. Balsamic herbs. Spicy and delicious; the palate is medium to full-bodied and complex, with rich, ripe, savoury fruit and the most appealing texture on the tongue. It fills the mouth and lasts long on the farewell. Good density and gravitas. An excellent wine, which will come into its own with food."
Silver Medal - 2017 Adelaide Hills Wine Show
Silver Medal - 2017 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show.
93 Points - Gary Walsh, The Winefront. "Cherry and ripe strawberry, aniseed and fresh mint, light spiciness with Nebbiolo’s beautiful signature writ large all over it. Medium bodied, quiet succulence of cherry, fine dusty tannin drags it along nicely, cool acidity, and a red fruited, tea and new leather aftertaste. Hats off. They’ve got this one just right."
2014 Nebbiolo Riserva
94 Points - James Halliday's Wine Companion 2018. "It certainly comes in a handsome bottle, and is equally certainly varietal. The tannins stay under control, and there are violets and rose petal aromas. It's on the edge of greatness, and would be a fine match for all foods italian."
94 Points - Tony Love's Top 100 Wines 2017. "It opens with a delightful red rose fragrance and lovely oaky spice then, as you sip a bit further, a light, gastronomic bitters note appears as the palate tracks with a bit of grunt though still with a bright step. Decanter or cellar for further pleasure.
Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines 2017/18.
Bronze Medal - 2016 Adelaide Hills Wine Show.
Bronze Medal - 2016 Riverina Italian Varietals Wine Show.