St Hubert’s Pinot Noir 2012 (Yarra Valley, Vic)
I always feel rude handing out an average score to a wine that may well become great.
Yet the retort to that sentiment is also a simple one – great wines are nearly always great from their first inception. Or at least you can see hints of greatness. Little hints with this Pinot.
Sweet fruited and mono-dimensional, the light palate looking simple and barely-left-the-barrel oak forward. Why this was released now is beyond me – its a minimum of 12 months off any sort of drinkability, the fruit and oak simply too obvious and simple. It will get better, but otherwise a Pinot milkshake at present.