2012 De Bortoli Vinoque Roundstone Vineyard Gamay Noir

vinoque gamayThe second installment of the Vinoque Gamay from De Bortoli and a worthy follow-up to its 2011 predecessor. More forward and plush, as you’d expect from a warmer vintage.

A depth of dark cherry flavour sits atop bountiful stalky notes and cracked pepper with a suggestion of cola in the mix. A touch meaty as well. Smudged tannins sink in with time and the wine becomes fleshier in the glass. Acidity is tantalising and totally in tune with the fruit. A little thyme lingers at the end. Gluggable and fun, sure, but there’s plenty of quality here as well. 91 Good

Region: Yarra Valley
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $24
Tasted: January 2013


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