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  • 2023 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO
  • 2023 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO
  • 2023 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO
  • 2023 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO
  • 2023 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO
  • 2023 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO

2023 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO

$60.00Price
SHIPPING APRIL 3rd

The L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO is made from pinot noir & chardonnay grapes grown in forest grove soils over granitic rock. The vineyard sits on the banks of the willyabrup river, only kilometres from the Indian ocean where cool ocean breezes flow up the valley. It’s one of the oldest and last remaining vineyards in Margaret River that contains Pinot Noir. A small one hectare vineyard with high density plantings and two different clones planted in 1980. 

 

Hand picked fruit, whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented in barrique. In comparison with other years the wine is lighter in colour and lower in alcohol, yet has body and balance through a secondary ferment, regular lees stirring and the addition of Chardonnay (20%). You can think of it as a rose if you like, but its a lot more than that. Lifted aromas of strawberries, rockmelon and cream. 

 

Varieties : Pinot Noir (80%) and Chardonnay (20%)

Vineyards:  Willyabrup, Margaret River 

Soil: Gravelly loam 

Quantity: 200 doz 

Maturation: 10 months in barrique/amphora

Closure: Diam 

 

Previous Reviews: 

2022 Albino PNO-96 Points Tim White 

2022 Albino PNO-95 Points The Real Review 

2022 Albino PNO- 95 Points Halliday's Wine companion

2021 Albino PNO -95 points Halliday's Wine companion

2021 Albino PNO - 95 Points The Wine Front

2021 Albino PNO  -94+Points Robert Parkers Wine Advocate

2020 Albino PNO -95 Points James Halliday's Wine companion

2020 Albino PNO- 95 Points The Real Review

2019 Albino PNO - 95 Points James Halliday's Wine companion

2019 Albino PNO - 95 Points The Real Review 

2018 Albino PNO - 95 Points The Real Review  

2017 Albino PNO - 96 Points (#1 of 16 Pinot blends from Aus)  The Real review 

2016 Albino PNO - 95 Points (#2 of 24 Pinot blends from Aus)  The Real review

  • 2022 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO 

    "Glorious red fruit in here — a loganberry fool creaminess — and poached, quince-like exotics too. (Cold cane berry soufflée, rather than strawberry panna cotta this vintage*). How it tastes too, with tingle and chew. Cane berries and blood orange in a tight, pure, sea salty suspension. All luxuriousness in taste and texture; sparkles and then melts. Fruit-packed, briny finish and mouth-aroma wafts of pistachio shell and creamy peel. The ’22 is right up there with the ’19 (and ’21) maybe showing a bit more influence from the 14% component of deep, tangy Wilyabrup Chardonnay which can be most distinctive in some years. Albino PNO really is one of Australia’s deliciously distinctive and exceptional table wines — of any kind.  These are my ratings for previous L.A.S. Vino PNOs. 2016 (92/100), 2017 (94/100), 2018 (93/100), 2019 (96/100), 2020 (94/100), and 2021 (96/100).  An incredible body of work."

    96 Points

    Tim White 

     

    2022 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO 

    " A light and bright straw yellow colour. Nectarine, bush honey, and roasted hazelnut aromas. Quite savoury and weighty on the palate with nutty notes entwined with ripe nectarine and honey characters. Goes long across the palate with a hint of phenolics to dry the finish well. There's a lot of wine here. It will reward time in a decanter to allow all the layers to come through. "

    95 Points

    #1 Rose from Margaret River 2023 

    Stuart Knox (The Real Review) 

     

    2022 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO 

    This is high on my drink list for summer. It starts out with the palest copper, light-gold hue. Textural, tangy and flavoursome. A rosé that tastes like a proper wine, not an afterthought (made with the addition of 10% chardonnay, whole-bunch pressed and left on lees in used barriques for 10 months). Hints of rose petals, cherries and pips with creamy lees, it’s slurpy, satisfying and sensational.

    95 points 

    Hallidays Wine Companion  -Jane Faulkner- 

     

    2021 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO 

    "As a rose, this works a treat. It's got a strong mix of both varieties albeit light incharacter from both with a strong soaking of fino/amontillado sherry character over it all.Powerful wine. Lots on. Lemon balm, grilled nuts, sea spray, faint red cherry andcinnamon spices found in bouquet and palate. Rich texture, grippy and refreshing, arollicking ride with scintillating, saline acidity finishing things off long and ultrarefreshing. Wicked drink. Love it."

    95 Points

    Mike Bennie -The Wine Front- 

     

    2021 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO 

    "The 2021 Albino PNO is composed of 90% Chardonnay and just 10% Pinot Noir, all fermented wild in barrel (full malolactic fermentation) and blended prior to bottling. This has a very pretty nose of strawberries, white pepper, poached pears, black tea and curls of kelp. There is blackberry and pink peppercorn and all manner of attractive red and pink things in here, but there is no getting away from the lovely phenolics that course through this wine. Perhaps a touch finer, more slippery than the 2020 that preceded it, but no surprise given the vintage conditions of each. A wine of shape and poise."

    94+/100

    Erin Larkin -Robert Parker Wine Advocate- 

     

    2020 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO 

    "80/20% pinot noir/chardonnay, fermented and matured separately for for 10 months in barrique, bottled unfined and minimally filtered. This is finer and more delicate than the previous release, but with the trademark phenolic shape on the palate. Texturally exciting (fine, talcy, grippy), savoury, spicy and plush. Pomegranate, rockmelon, pink peppercorn, brine, cheesecloth, kiwifruit, red apples, crushed cashew and guava. Really feeling it. Nic Peterkin really is nailing the style here ... another wildly impressive release."

    95/100

    Erin Larkin - Hallidays Wine Companion -

    2020 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO 

    "Rose-gold colour. Intriguing nose with ginger, cherries and vanilla flowers lifting from the glass. The palate is quite full, with a richness that coats and lingers long. Honey, ginger and sweet spices all add complexing layers. A winter rosé that could be enjoyed with fuller dishes than one might expect."

    95/100 

    Stuart Knox  -The Real Review-

     

    2020 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO 

    " Very pale. Lots of flavour and texture. Easy to be a big fan. Grapefruit-Like fruit with lychee, apple, pomegranate and assorted dry spices. Super drinking. So much personality."

    94/100

    Campbell Mattinson -The Wine Front-

     

    2020 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO

    'Yes, there is a little bit of pinot noir planted in Margaret River and Nic Peterkin has snaffled some and blended it with chardonnay for a very unique take on rosé. it is light golden in colour with the palest of peach skin pink thanks to zero time on skins – just a gentle slow press. As a consequence it drinks in many ways like a white wine but with a pretty, floral lift. It’s super complex, although subtle – Gardenia, peach skin, pear, and white strawberry aromas with a nice savoury touch thanks to a wild old French oak ferment. You could just stick your nose in this thing all day. The palate then is a little bit of a surprise with understated power and flesh with more white strawberry and citrus plus some oak coming through right on quite a powerful finish. You could have some real fun with this wine in the kitchen with superb food-matching potential across a whole range of dishes. An hour in the decanter would not hurt this wine at all – in fact, it demands it.'

    94/100 

    Angus Hughson   -The Wine Pilot-

     

    2019 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO

    "Sunset orange-red colour with hints of gold. Scents of Aperol, rhubarb and pungent ginger fill the nose. The dry palate is rich with flavour and texture, red cherry, forest berries and cardamom are bound as one with the sleek mouthfeel and tangy acidity. An uncommon but satisfying example of rosé"

    95/100

    Amanda Yallop The Real Review

     

    2018 L.A.S. Vino Albino PNO

    "Golden colour with a pink tease. Complex bouquet of strawberries, fresh figs, wild honey and peaches - the longer in the glass the more in reveals. Strong chardonnay influence on this wine - textured and concentrated mid - palate, it's powerful yet balanced. Stone fruits rather than classic red berries steering the ship. A compelling wine that re- defines the category. Deserves serious attention."

    95/100 

     Nick Butler, The Real Review

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