5% Discount on Mixed Cases. 10% Discount on Un-Mixed Cases


Wine Shop

At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW

About Us


New World Pinot Noir - TOUR PRES PINOT NOIR, By Farr. Geelong, Victoria, Australia

2015 PINOT NOIR, Sangreal, By Farr. Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Bin: 455
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Area: By Farr are based in Geelong, about 80km west of Melbourne. It's not a beautiful area but the cooling ocean breezes and the aged limestone soils make it ideal for growing Pinot Noir. Sangreal is a single vineyard on the estate planted in 1994
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir, 70% fermented as 'whole bunches', all matured in oak (60% new wood) for a year
Producer: Gary Farr and his son Nick have 33 acres of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Both have worked many vintages at the much revered Domaine Dujac in Morey-St-Denis - where the Seysses family are great believers in the use of whole bunches for fermentation. (It results in paler colours, but finer aromatics)
Old Bridge Rating: Expensive, for sure, but this is fine, delicate, very 'pure' Pinot Noir of a kind that you will rarely find outside Burgundy. This is Farr's top wine and, amazingly, does not show the new oak at all
Press Reviews: “Clones 114 and 115 planted ‘94, believed to have mutated into a single ‘Sangreal’ clone, 66% whole bunches, 4 days cold soak, wild yeast open-fermented 8 days, matured in new French oak for 18 months. Deeply coloured, depth and savoury complexity the cornerstones of great pinots. Spices from an Arabian bazaar intermingle sinuously with vibrant berry fruits, a skein of refreshing acidity adding another dimension to a wine that continuously draws saliva from the mouth. It is already a complete wine, its future measured in decades, not years.” 97 points - James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

“More exposed, warmer site within the By Farr estate, but picked two weeks before Farrside. Serious feeling wine. Brilliant release from the Geelong stalwart. Spiced cherry, game meat, touch of briar, whiff of clove oak. Evocative scents from the glass, takes you to butcher’s shops and florists. Soft in the palate, spreads on sheets of fine tannin, mouthwatering acidity, spritely to finish. A quilt caught on the line in a southerly wind. Beautiful sweet-sour-savoury fruit flavours, pitch perfect spice and herbal nuance. Unreal feel here, so unique in its way. Savour it.” 95 /100 - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

£55.00 per bottle
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount

Share this product: Share this wine on Facebook Share this wine on Twitter Share this wine on Pinterest
5% discounts on Mixed Cases.
10% discount on Un-Mixed Cases.