St Hubert The Stag Pinot Noir 2017 is a featherweight pinot that explores the natural elements of wet forest floor, camp fire and camphor. Essences of cardamom and clove influence the tannin, presumably due to the inclusion of some stems in the ferment.
The St Huberts of today has a rich 19th-century history, not least in its success at the 1881 Melbourne International Exhibition, which featured every type of agricultural and industrial product. The wine section alone attracted 711 entries. The Emperor of Germany offered a Grand Prize, a silver gilt epergne, for the most meritorious exhibit in the show. A St Huberts wine won the wine section, then competed against objects as diverse as felt hats and steam engines to win the Emperor's Prize, featured on its label for decades thereafter.
The average price per bottle is only available in a case of 6.