Named after Slapjack Creek, a water source that began in the ranges above the vineyard and once ran alongside Slapjack Block, the soils on Slapjack are dense with glacial schist with some clay to quite significant depths. Slapjack Block contains the very first planted vines in Bannockburn, with the soils, vine age and a mix of clones on the block making this Pinot Noir truly unique. With vivacious wild berry flavors, bewitching spice aromas, and a finessed, silky finish, the old vines marry with Slapjack soil to create an opulent, powerful wine.
James Suckling 93
A dark, earthy and spicy nose here that has gently savoury elements across dark red fruit aromas, discreet oak spice and some dark stony notes. The palate has ripe dark fruit laced with dark toasty spicy oak and there's a surge of acidity that shines tannins up through the finish. Good length and finely textured grip.