A rich deep garnet in colour. Opulent dark cherry fruits and spicy oak control the aromas in the glass. The palate has oodles of the almost maraschino-like cherry fruits with supporting oak tannins adding grip; the wine possesses great length and depth of flavours. A big, friendly East Coast Pinot noir. Especially to be enjoyed over the next five years.
After working for many years as a sheep farmer, Crispin Cotton took the leap into viticulture on his historic property, Lisdillon. The farm was first surveyed by the owners’ ancestor, Francis Cotton, in 1830 and its tumultuous history reads like a Charles Dickens narrative. It is a tale of murder and mystery, wealth and misery. With Crispin’s venture into viticulture, the family hopes to add to the rich story of Lisdillon. Crispin passed away in April 2014 and the vineyard has been taken over by his family Jane, Richard, Katherine and Chris. They hope to follow and build on Crispin's plans. Lisdillon’s natural beauty, with its pristine beaches, sparkling blue water, fine white sand and views of Freycinet National Park, all add to its majesty. The jetty poles depicted on the label are situated on Lisdillon Beach and are symbolic of the history behind the farm.