Introducing the latest addition to the limited release Ponting Milestone Collection.
This wine marks Ricky Ponting's milestone innings of 257 vs. India at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds in the 2003 Boxing Day Test. Coming off a loss to India at the Adelaide Oval, Ricky plundered a career-best '257' to bring the 2003-04 Border-Gavaskar Trophy back on level terms at the MCG.
“India were the toughest of competitors. This made scoring my highest test score of 257 and back-to-back double centuries in consecutive tests, a truly cherished milestone of my career.” - Ricky Ponting
"The '257' is made in a style to reflect the best of Tasmania. Ricky and I selected a single site in Meadowbank to create a Milestone-worthy Pinot Noir." - Ben Riggs
Brooding dark cherries, juicy, rich raspberries and layers of savoury spice are elegantly balanced, bursting with ripeness and well-integrated delicate tannins.
A wine to enjoy now and will continue to evolve for many years to come.
2022 Ponting Wines - Milestone '257' Pinot Noir - Tasting Note
95/100 Wine Orbit Sam Kim
93/100 The Real Review TOP VALUE RECOMMENDED
92/100 Winepilot Angus Hughson
"We are certainly getting a bit more serious here as we move up the Ponting Pinot chain. This single vineyard wine carries beautiful subtlety, with a whole bunch of fruit playing an important part. It starts a little wild with backyard strawberries, fruits of the forest and fresh earth aromas topped by layers of floral spice. There is a real elegance then, with reserved, compact and detailed fruit flavours entwined with flowing, fine tannins through to an ethereal finish. It’s already delicious but will get better in bottle."