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Best's Great Western Pinot Noir

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Best's Great Western Pinot Noir

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Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
An elegant, charming little pinot likely to flesh out with time. Laced with suggestions of mint and menthol, its dusty, herbal bouquet of cherries, rose petals and light cedar/ vanilla oak precedes a juicy but gentle palate whose sweet varietal fruit is framed by a fine, mouthwatering extract of crunchy tannin. Give this one a few years.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
A wild, heady scent of musky rose petals, dark cherries and plums with just a hint of underlying meatiness precedes a firmish, spicy and earthy palate whose layers of dark cherries, plums, blackberries and charcuterie-like complexity are wrapped in finely astringent tannins, finishing with genuine length and savoury qualities. Likely to flesh out considerably.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Excellent deep, bright crimson; overall, full-bodied, but not to the point of becoming dry red; will greatly benefit from five or so yean in bottle to allow more texture to the plum and black cherry fruit to develop.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Firm and savoury, with dark plums and a touch of mint; good flavour and depth; quite bright on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
An appealing, uncomplicated and charming country style of pinot whose marginally confectionery expression of raspberries, cherries and plums is lifted by a scent of rose petals. Backed by fine, dusty tannins and knit with sweet vanilla oak, its lively palate is juicy and sweet-fruited, finishing with pleasing freshness, length and balance.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Light- to medium red-purple; no questioning varietal expression, which is very clear; not especially complex, but has plenty of gently spicy, plummy fruit and good length. From vines planted in the 1860s, extended in the 1980s with cuttings from the then 120-year-old vines. A joyous expression of history
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Charmingly regional and minty, but rather a simple, fruit-driven pinot that lacks genuine silkiness and perfume. It offers a light floral fragrance, and its confectionary expression of cherries, raspberries and plums overlies earthy and meaty qualities, with hints of clove and underbrush. Smooth and elegant, it finishes with moderate length and a fine, powdery grip.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
Modestly structured, slightly candied pinot whose sweet red cherry and plum flavours are scented with musky spices and supported by fine, slightly bony tannins. It finishes with bright acidity and undergrowth-like complexity, and should build in the bottle.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Bright, deep red-purple; the bouquet is clean and ranges through strawberry, mint and ripe cherry. Very clearly presented cherry and strawberry flavours, with touches of spice and mint in the background provide another surprising wine for the region. The only drawback at this stage is the slightly hard profile; this will soften with age.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002

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