Thursday, 9 October 2008

Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2007

Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2007 (Yarra Valley, Vic)
Screwcap (and a good looking capsule/screwcap combo too), $25

Bright cherry red, tending almost purple in colour - its bright, light and looks very fresh. On the nose it has roast meat, glace cherries, redcurrant Pinot fruit - not a hint of oak in sight. Its a light and Pinoty nose that is quite attractive in a simple, fragrant, early drinking style. The palate is full of cherry fruits but it ultimately tails off into a very simple light finish, the acid kick at the tail finishes a little rough and intrusive. Shame after that very pretty nose. Still not a bad drink that shows its Pinosity well. 16

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