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Best's Great Western Pinot Meunier

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Best's Great Western Pinot Meunier

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Rob Geddes MW (2011 Vintage) says
Pinot family red cherry and floral berry fruit with a mirepoix vegetal edge, overall subtle alluring complexities. The palate has lovely fruit weight and low key tannin balance to suit the vintage with berry fruit, a subtle vegetal edge to the mid palate and the finish is unformed and youthful with red fruit flavours.
Rob Geddes MW
87
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
A lighter, almost superficial wine whose pretty, spicy and musky bouquet of red cherries and raspberries reveals a light herbal note. It's medium in weight, forward and surprisingly viscous, with a bright presence of sweetly fruited raspberries, maraschino cherries and gentle vanilla oak that becomes slightly greenish and citrusy down the palate, finishing slightly short and thin.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
86
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Complex and savoury, with a very floral, meaty and rather reductive bouquet that steadily opens to reveal scents of blue flowers, plums, blueberries, cloves and cinnamon, plus rustic suggestions of horse hair, dried herbs and tomato stalk. It's smooth and polished, with a spicy, licorice-like expression of black cherries and cassis and rather drying, cherry kernel-like tannins, finishing dusty and tobaccoey but lacking great length.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
88
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
90
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Dry, meaty and savoury, this leathery and chocolatey dry red is moderately firm and chalky, lacking genuine length and brightness. It reflects some rather stressed fruit, drying out towards the finish.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
87
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Likely to age very slowly, this finely balanced, relatively lean and bony red wine has an earthy, meaty bouquet of spicy redcurrants and plums with faint undertones of leathery complexity. Medium in weight, it's fine and drying, with pleasing weight of fruit in mid-palate plus a cherry-like sweetness at the finish.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
89
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
Raspberry and spice-like pinot characters with a dash of cabernet-like cranberry/tobacco swings from high acidity freshness to velvety mouth feel with a distinct medium-body tannin according to the year.
Rob Geddes MW
86
Rob Geddes MW (2004 Vintage) says
Raspberry and spice-like pinot characters with a dash of cabernet-like cranberry/tobacco, quite high acidity and crisp mouth feel with a grippy tannin farewell, surprising medium body and very fresh. A totally wicked wine options wine.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
87
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
An elegant, restrained and savoury dry red whose slightly stewed expression of plums and berries reveals meaty, earthy undertones and suggestions of dried herbs. Matured in older, less overt cooperage, it's moderately sweet-fruited with delicate cherry and red berry flavours, but eases back into a long, loose-knit and graceful spine of smooth tannins and fresh acids.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
90
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
It retains plenty of fruit, but this slightly cooked and meaty pinot meunier is beginning to show its age. Backed by sweet cedar/vanilla oak, its gamey flavours of raspberries.cherry and plums overlie suggestions of cloves and cinnamon.Supple and fine-grained, with a firm, bony grip, it finishes slightly raw-edged,with lingering currant-like flavours.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
87
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Peppery, spicy aromas of fresh basil, minty dark cherries and plums with slightly reductive, leathery and musky undertones. Its lively, flavoursome palate of dark cherries and plums, mint and eucalypt is juicy and vibrant. Supported by sweet vanilla/chocolate oak and modest tannins, it finishes with lingerrng boiled lolly-like berry fruits.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
87

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