Soumah Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013 (Yarra Valley, Vic)
13.3%, Screwap, $30
Sourced from the Butchers Block with three clones of Pinot. Just 809 dozen made, 30% new oak, 7 day cold soak. pH 3.65 TA 6.
Like many 2013 Yarra Pinots this is a much darker wine than the norm, especially for Soumah. It works here though, giving this an extra oomph of black/red berry fruits. The palate is rather dry and extractive, the red fruits struggling to escape from the alcohol and drying tannins a fraction, with a sweet and sour finish.
For all that burliness this has some impressive power and so much potential and I really like the dry, twiggy tannins. Will probably look great in another 12 months time.
Tasted: October 2014
Score: 17.5/20, 91/100
Would I buy it? Not quite yet. In another year? More likely.
Buy online: Soumah website
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