The 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
Tasted: July 2013