2010 Mandala The Prophet Pinot Noir

mandala prophetThe label tells me the use of oak is subtle but my nose and palate tell me otherwise. It’s Malteser oak to be precise, though a little more spicy. I like Maltesers. Very tasty little sweets. I don’t think they’re a great match for Pinot Noir though.

Underneath that oak veneer are slightly confected and generic raspberry and cherry fruits with a strong gamey edge. Oak derived tannin, decent length at best and a real lack of animation or dynamics. Masculine and one-dimensional. 87

Region: Yarra Valley
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $50
Tasted: July 2013


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