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Innocent Bystander, Giant Steps, Sexton Vineyard, Yarra Valley, Victoria, 2012

Giant Steps, Sexton Vineyard


  • Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
  • Drink: 2013 - 2023


Innocent Bystander

Andrew Jefford

Tasting: Tasmania & Victoria Pinot Noir

Faintly grassy, but rather blank after that. Not a lot of aromatic pleasure here. Vivid, long and concentrated, with plenty of sinewy Pinot flavour and some backing tannins, but rather low on charm. Aromatically complex, though, with some floral notes towards the back palate. Almost a very good wine, if only it had slightly more focussed aromas.

Roger Jones

Tasting: Tasmania & Victoria Pinot Noir

Violets and delicate almonds on nose. Palate gives a luscious summer fruit bombe in a controlled manner, then leaves a delicate, creamy, custard mouth-feel, with just a touch of acidity to clear it for the next glass.

Alessandro Marchesan

Tasting: Tasmania & Victoria Pinot Noir

Aromatic herbs and spices on the nose with light raspberry character. Medium bodied, structured with bright fruit and medium-long aftertaste. Needs time for the phenolics to integrate.


Wine name: Giant Steps, Sexton Vineyard
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content: 13.5%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2012
Price: £23.50
Wine style: Red, Light-bodied
Country: Australia
Region: Victoria
Subregion: Yarra Valley

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