2013 Journey Wines Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

imageSourced from two Upper Yarra Valley vineyards; Tibooburra in Yellingbo and Lone Star Creek in Woori Yallock. 20% whole bunches. Winemaker Damian North continues to slot goals.

A murmur of cologne like musk. Red jelly, dark cherries and cola. A little plum but all the generosity is balanced by baked rhubarb, beetroot and pine. Very silken with delicate porcelain acidity and a nudge of smudged tannin which exerts more force than you at first think. Herbs, twigs and mixed spice offer themselves as a delayed coda. I think this may well pay dividends if cellared over the medium-term. 92+

Region: Yarra Valley
Alcohol: 13.0%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $34
Tasted: June 2014


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