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Diamond Valley Blue Label Pinot Noir

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Diamond Valley are renown for their pinot noirs, and this offering represents great value within their range. From an epic year in the Yarra, it shows ripe, dark cherries, strawberries, subtle florals and hints of meaty funkiness on the nose. Meanwhile, the palate is medium-bodied and quite plushly fruited, with suede-like tannins, bright acidity, and a spiced cherry finish that hangs around. Awesome with the classic match of duck, or even a nice piece of spiced and poached salmon fillet.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine is made from grapes sourced from selected Yarra Valley growers. The colour is mid red, deliciously perfumed with plum and exotic spices, rare roast lamb, sage and red fruits. The palate is fleshy and full with succulent acidity and substantial velvet tannins. Made without filtration and minimally handled, this Pinot is very drinkable now or will cellar up to 5 years.

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Diamond Valley Blue Label Pinot Noir

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Light to medium red-purple; a fragrant and exotic bouquet with spice, clove and aniseed leads into a palate which exhibits the flavours of the bouquet together with plenty of fresh, cherry fruit. A really lovely, early drinking style.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
87
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Bright, clear purple-red; there are very stemmy/gamey canopy aromas which are repeated on the palate. All in all, a fairly challenging style.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
86
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Light to medium red-purple; in typical Diamond Valley-style, shows ripe, slightly jammy fruit on the bouquet, with abundant, sweet cherry/plum varietal flavour on the palate. The slight touch of jamminess is not the least bit offensive, simply providing the wine with a distinctive character. The oak influence is subtle.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
88

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