|Vinedrops Pinot Noir|
13.2%, Screwcap, $20
The latest release from Nelson da Silva and Johan Axlund's Vinedrops label and perhaps the best yet. It's a juicy, fruit driven Pinot built simply and openly. Commercial appeal +.
Genuine cherry lift to the nose, with that slightly ferrous Adelaide Hills edge. An open and welcoming nose. Sweet palate is a bit juicy and soft and caramelly but the shape of it is still pleasant. Should settle in the bottle. Nice redcurrant line through the finish too.
A very pleasant and even wine of freshness and simplicity. Easy. 17/90
(Footnote: Nelson is a friend so I'm willing to take any accusation of bias. Still think this is the best wine of his releases so far).