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2013 Brokenwood Pinot Noir

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Hailing from Beechworth in Victoria, this is quite a plush style of pinot noir made for medium-term drinking. Fruity aromas of cherries and strawberries on the nose, with hints of earth and toast. The palate is quite rich and ripe, with a solid cored of black cherries at its centre surrounded by licks of earth and meatiness, smooth tannins, and a spiced cherry finish. This would be great with a steak tartare.

Winemaker's Notes

A flavoursome supple Pinot Noir. Vibrant colour and youthful tints. Aromas are in the red fruit spectrum and very subtle oak. Savoury fruit and ripe tannins feature on the palate. While this had some whole bunch included, there is sufficient, fruit weight. Thus will mature further, although enjoyable as a fresh, zippy young Pinot Noir.

Food: Duck, quail and steak tartare.

Cellaring: Drinking well now but will improve with further bottle age.

Alcohol: 13%

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2013 Brokenwood Pinot Noir

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James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
Bright, clear colour holding hue well; this is more pinot-ish that its younger ('14) brother, the fragrant red berry bouquet leading into a lively and expressive palate, both the flavour texture ticking the boxes. I like the herbal twist on the finish.
By 2023
94
James Halliday (2014 Vintage) says
The colour suggests the wine will develop reasonably quickly, and the bouquet and palate lend weight to that idea with savoury, sappy characters on the long palate; there are sufficient fruit notes to give pleasure now and over the next few years, thereafter a lottery.
Drink by 2018
90
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
90

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