Pinot noir is one of the worlds most beloved varieties for its versatility and elegant flavour profile, and Australia's best examples hold their own against Burgundies at twice the price. This year's top-rated wines hail from a range of cool-climate regions across the country, with the standout being Tasmania. James Halliday's pick for best pinot noir of the year comes from Geelong in Victoria and is aromatic, spicy and complex. Discover more top-rated Australian pinot noirs below.
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James Halliday on his 2021 Best Pinot Noir: 

2017 Bannockburn Serre Pinot Noir

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The perfumed bouquet of red berries, rose petals and spice leads into a wondrously fine, elegant and long palate.