St Mary’s Limestone Coast Pinot Noir 2013
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I’m yet to meet a Coonawarra Pinot Noir that I like, and this doesn’t change that. Dark ruby with a little purple, the nose is flooded with eucalypt. Flooded. Stir in some vanilla oak too. Beyond the eucalypt it’s a sappy, dry and slightly baked wine, fruit generosity hidden below eucalypt. There’s a certain quality to the finish, but then a bitter, astringent edge kicks in long after the fruit is gone.
Yes, it will get better, but will never be balanced. Not a fan.
Details: 14%, Screwcap, $35
Tasted: May 2015 (Sample)
Best drinking: 2016-2025
Score: 15.8/20, 84/100
Would I buy it? No.
Buy online: St Mary’s website