Handpicked Collection Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2013
Following on from the Hoddles Creek and showing a similar vintage-influenced warmth.
Dark red tint to this, carrying quite some colour depth. It’s just a little volatile to start, with red raspberry, bark and warm red fruit. Nice red fruit edge and quite some concentration but all that goodness is derailed by a lumpy warm finish.
Good, not quite great.
Details: 13.6%, Screwcap, $55
Source: Sample, tasted Jan 2015
Best drinking: 2015-2019
Score: 16.8/20, 89/100
Would I buy it? No. Expensive too.
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