Singlefile Denmark Pinot Noir 2011 (Great Southern, WA)
|Pinot for masochists?|
14.5%, Screwcap, $30
Beastly bottle and quite stylish packaging. Denmark Pinots are typically dry reddish so I was particularly interested whether this could manage to retain some delicacy.
It doesn’t smell like a delicate Pinot, the nose warm with alcohol along with bacon bits and redcurrant and raspberry fruit. The palate is initially quite sweet and fans out into something concentrated and punchy, the fruit dark and sweetened with oak. No escaping the rasp of heavy alcohol attenuating the finish.
I can’t see any delicacy here, that redcurrant punch the only redeeming feature. Am I approaching Great Southern Pinots with the wrong approach I wonder? Surely not, as Castle Rock can seem to make balanced wines. Regardless, it is not my preferred style of Pinot at all, if clearly well made.
Drink: 2013- 2017+
Score: 15.8/20 85/100
Would I buy it? No.