Although the Lowestoft 2020 La Maison Pinot Noir is yet to be released, to celebrate this Halliday award we are offering limited quantities of the 'Pinot Noir of the Year' to be purchased through a mixed six-pack of the highly awarded 2019 and 2020 La Maison Pinot Noir. Get in quick to secure your allocation of these award-winning wines.
3 x 2019 La Maison Pinot Noir
Richly layered dark fruits provide a dense core with earthy undertones, Christmas cake and sweet tea driving vibrancy and length. A beautifully structured wine showing both power and finesse. Will reward cellaring.
3 x 2020 La Maison Pinot Noir
The palate is supple and lithe with plush, velvet tannins carrying waves of bright raspberry and dark cherry flavours with a fine thread of acidity weaving everything together.
Melbourne Royal Wine Awards 2021
James Halliday Trophy for Best Pinot Noir
National Wine Show Australia 2021
Trophy for Best Pinot Noir
Australian Pinot Noir Challenge 2021
Perth Royal Wine Awards 2021
Wine Show of Tasmania 2022
Ray Jordan, The West Australian 2022
This is the initial release of La Maison from this single vineyard site near Hobart. Combines all the best elements of great pinot – elegance, precision, subtle finesse and a fine acidity. On the nose, plum and raspberry notes with darker cherry notes emerge. The palate is super intense with a deep, concentrated core. Yet it delivers with so much of that pinot finesse. Richly layered dark fruits provide a dense core with earthy undertones, Christmas cake and a tea-like character bring life and length (best drinking: Now to 2035).
Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Deep-ish red-purple, a bright youthful colour, the bouquet showing dominant whole-bunch stalky and earthy, dusty, root-vegetable aromas, while the wine is very intense and concentrated on the tongue, with quite a strong contribution from oak and impressive penetration, the finish lingering on and on. There's a touch of bitterness and astringency from the tannins but the wine is young and will reward a little cellar time.
Pinot Noir of the Year, Tyson Stelzer, Halliday Wine Companion 2023
Lowestoft Vineyard; up to 50% whole bunches; gentle hand plunging; matured 10 months in 25% new large-format French oak. The 2020 vintage secures Lowestoft among Tasmania's A-league, but it's going to be a long time before the full magnificence of its flagship is realised. The coiled potential on display here is something to behold, with pristine and precise black and red cherry fruit intricately woven with the perfumed allure of whole bunches and the fine-grained framework of top-class French oak. Brilliant.