2013 Howard Park Flint Rock Great Southern Pinot Noir

imagePinot Noir from the Great Southern in Western Australia has never impressed me greatly. Worth noting that it’s early days yet though. Grapes are from the higher altitude of the Mount Barrow Vineyard in the Mount Barker subregion.

A wine of a rather simple disposition. Cherry Chapstick, toasty oak and cranberry acidity. Some complexity in the form of bitter herbs and baked rhubarb. Grainy, utilitarian tannin surfaces with air. Initially on the sweet side, it moves in a savoury direction as it sits in the glass. As an easy drinking light red it goes okay. 88

Region: Great Southern
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $28
Tasted: June 2014


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