Derwent Estate Pinot Noir 2010 (Derwent Valley, Tas)
13.8%, Screwcap, $35
This is cast riper this year. Riper, fuller, chunkier, firmer. More of everything actually. Makes it more satisfying as a young wine no doubt, even if I think I’d like it a little lighter. A fine balance though and I’m willing to concede a little weight for length of flavour.
Dark red cherry, mint, eucalpyt and raspy tannins. Less stalks and more fruit (looks largely destemmed I think) this looks rather bold, skinsy and full. Lovely sappy finish, if just a bit raw.
Big style Pinot and extractive with a powerful finish, this is pretty satisfying stuff. Liked it.
Score: 18/20 93/100
Would I buy it? Yes.