My favourite sub $20 Pinot Noir and it’s not surprising that it comes from De Bortoli. They always over deliver. This a serious Pinot, make no mistake.
Beautiful dark cherry red with a charming translucence. The nose is of cherries, strawberries, sap, undergrowth and a dab of spice. Most appealing. There is some whole bunch action here, adding complexity to the wine.
Light to medium bodied and silken, the wine begins with cherries and strawberries before adding spice and undergrowth. Some enjoyable rhubarb in there as well before it finishes with finesse and length and beetroot. I do love beetroot in my Pinot Noir.
There’s not much more to say, it’s a classy wine and a bargain. It is worth moving up from the very good Windy Peak to the Gulf Station if your finances allow
Winery Website- http://www.debortoli.com.au/home.html