Beautifully evolved pinot. Real treat. Over the several hours of drinking this really blossomed in the glass. Real savory elements to accompany the mashed red strawberry fruit, black cherries and smoky elements. Very unique and really speaks of place.
Limpid crimson, darker than one would expect from a comparable Burgundy Pinot. Pronounced nose. Strawberries and red hedgerow fruit, asian spice and white pepper. On the palate bright acidity, good grip and freshness. Red fruits, a touch of leather and earth but still very much in a proimary phase. I think this will be excellent in five years as it gains in complexity but it is a delight to broach now too.
1/3 exposed wine left for over 3 hours in the bottle. Nose of ripe cranberries, green herbs with some pastille notes of red fruited jam. The palate felt as if it was going down the hill after 3 hours - med body, edgy acid with minty red fruits (which was inadequate to cover young oak presence and alcohol). A revisit would be good to clear any doubts.
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(Yarra Yering Pinot Noir) Medium dark red violet color with .5 millimeter clear meniscus; appealing, licorice, anise, beets, tart berry nose; ripe roasted berry, anise, garrigue, roses, tart cherry palate with firm, sweet tannins; medium-plus finish 90+ points
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