Price:  £39.95 | Case Rate: £37.82
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Kooyong - Haven Pinot Noir 2015


  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: Victoria
  • Wine Area: Mornington Peninsula
  • Wine Maker: Sandro Mosele
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.50
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2025
Food Matching

Food Matching

Elegant and fruity, this will pair well with a broad selection of meats, game, chicken, lamb, beef.

Duty/Vat Paid
JH: 94 (2015) JG: 93 (2014) WF: 94 (2015) JO: 96 (2015) TS: 96 (2012) AG: 93 (2015)

Wine tasting notes

The 2015 Haven delivers a calm, cool nose with a plethora of black and red fruits plus spicy notes of cardamon, nettle and dried orange. The palate has all the usual Haven depth and boldness, complemented with a tight tannic line, juicy black cherry flavours and fine structural elements. The flesh of the palate allows accessibility now, however the structure suggests this is a wine that will develop even more interest with time.

Winery Information


Based in the cool-climate Mornington Peninsula, 80km south of Melbourne, winemaker Sandro Mosele has crafted a reputation for the very best representation of Australian Pinot and Chardonnay. The Mornington Perninsula is 60 km southeast of Melbourne, Victoria. The Peninsula features an undulating ridge system, which receives considerable rainfall throughout the year. The soils vary from rich red clays, to lighter sandy loams depending on location. Kooyong's location was selected specifically to.. read more

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2015)94 pts

Sturdy and dark-fruited as is Kooyong’s stamp, Haven is a plume of bing cherry, blueberry, black plum and cinnamon flavours, given energy by bright acidity and silken tannins following. This is pinot’s domain, in a riper sense. Vanillan, cedar oak frames and creams the wine’s edges, nestling in nicely to be absorbed, surely, into the generous melee in time. To: 2025

Jamie Goode (2014)93 pts

Fresh, vivid cherry and plum fruit nose. Has some spicy detail as well as bright berry fruits on the palate. Lush core of fruit here, framed by a hint of mint. There's lovely balance between the sweet and savoury characters here.

Wine Front (2015)94 pts

Roses, cherries, fragrant brown spices, some dried mint there too. Light to medium bodied, silky tannin, fine almost minerally feel to the acidity, delicious flavour, and great to drink. Love it. My only reservation is that it does not finish as long and assuredly as the other two single vineyards, though that may come with time. Either way, it’s delightful.

Jeremy Oliver (2015)96 pts

One of the finest releases under this label, with a deep, heady, rose petal perfume of intense red and black berries and cherries, cinnamon and nutmeg, that soaks up its fresh, tightly knit oak. Medium in weight, it’s juicy and mouthfilling, with a supremely elegant and harmonious presence of translucently pure cherry/berry fruit, fresh cedar/vanilla oak and fine-grained tannins, finishing with a lingering core of flavour, nuances of smoked bacon and a delightful acidity.

Tyson Stelzer (2012)96 pts

Outstanding persistence and effortless form within a personality of depth, presence and distinguished character. Brilliant definition of black cherry fruit purity is lush and polished, while perfectly structured with finely poised tannin grip accented subtly with whole bunch and oak structure.

Andrew Graham (2015)93 pts

Sappy and fresh, there’s a lick of caramel oak here but enough to distract. Juicy and fresh, but has a lovely sappy edge, there’s a great balance here between vinous red fruit, some structural oak and then a tight finish. The more open of the Kooyong single block Pinots, yet fresh too. Nice wine.

Vinification Notes

This single-block wine is sourced from 1.32 ha of 19-year-old vines, within, as the name suggests, the most sheltered of our vineyard sites. The lack of exposure to strong winds allows the vines to keep a rich green canopy until comparatively late in the ripening period and the resulting Haven wines always possess fruit in the more purplish spectrum, with a certain richness and lushness yet a firm underlying tannic structure. The vineyard (6.88 ha in total) is broken down into seven different parcels, with the same two parcels historically being selected for this wine. The fruit was entirely destemmed and fermentation took place in large-format concrete and stainless steel tanks. Fermentation occurred spontaneously with ambient yeasts and lasted for 19 days. Following fermentation, the wine was pressed and racked into French oak barriques (of which 25% were new) and underwent indigenous malolactic fermentation. The wine was racked only once, with the total maturation period lasting 14 months. It was then bottled without fining or filtration.