|Nepenthe Pinot Noir
Lots to like for $20
Nepenthe Pinot Noir 2010 (Adelaide Hills, SA)
14%, Screwcap, $20
Great vintage in the Adelaide Hills 2010, producing solid and very even wines. Here is a proper case in point, a wine packed with pinosity, if cast a little too dry-red and extractive for big love, and selling for just $20 a bottle.
It’s a slightly sullen beast at present, with attractive grilled cashew oak, bacon bits warmer climate Pinot characters and a hint of menthol, all bound up in itself right now. More swirls brings more love though, with cinnamon, cranberry and some proper red fruit Pinosity. The palate is a slightly straightforward beast, all slightly roasted sappy plum fruit propelled forward by a little tannic grunt.
Lot’s of flavour, if not quite the delicacy, this is really rather likeable for the price, though Burgundy it ain’t. 16.9/89+