Category Archives: Pinot Noir

2012 Dalla Mia Finestra Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

Dalla Mia Finestra are a new producer to me. The Finestra vines were planted in 1989 with the sum of Bruce and Jo-Anne Lang’s fruit sold to others until the first release under their own label in 2003. I like … Continue reading

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2010 Madfish Pinot Noir

Fruit is sourced from the Great Southern, Pemberton and the Margaret River. I must admit I’ve only ever enjoyed one Pinot Noir from any of those regions and that was made at Picardy. Early days for the Great Southern though … Continue reading

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2013 Mayer The Doktor Pinot Noir

The final 2013 Mayer Pinot Noir to be reviewed on this site and probably the one that I find the least enjoyable – at least for now. A thick clip of oak is immediately noticeable and it makes this an … Continue reading

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2012 Kooyong Massale Pinot Noir

As is the case with the Clonale Chardonnay I’m always interested to see how the Massale Pinot plays out each year…even if I usually rate it as a lesser wine. There’s abundant ripeness here and it corresponds to the sweet … Continue reading

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2011 Eddystone Point Pinot Noir

A new range of wines made by Penny Jones at Bay of Fires. All from Tasmania of course. Sweetly fruited but not what I would call confected. Raspberry, craisins and cherries. Will please many and has a foresty, undergrowth dimension … Continue reading

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2012 Crittenden Peninsula Pinot Noir

Rollo’s on a roll. Rollo Crittenden that is. Kicking goals with Pinot, Chardonnay and “alternative” varieties and styles. Floral with vivid wild strawberry and cherry fruits and a whisper of plum skin sourness. Acidity bristles in a good way. Sappy with … Continue reading

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2013 Glaetzer-Dixon Tasmania Nouveau Wine

“My pussy tastes like Pepsi-Cola My eyes are wide like cherry pies I gots a taste for men who’re older It’s always been so it’s no surprise – Lana Del Rey “[C]rafted in the same style as the original Beaujolais … Continue reading

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2012 TarraWarra Estate Reserve Pinot Noir

Perhaps even more impressive than the 2012 Reserve Chardonnay. Both deserve a stint in the cellar. Intense flavours, beautiful aromatics and a girdle of grainy tannin. Roses, wild strawberries, raspberry and plums. Beetroot cubes and undergrowth. Notable yet tastefully applied cedar … Continue reading

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2013 Mayer Bloody Hill Pinot Noir

Another offering from Timo Mayer, also known as Lollipop Man, alias the Long-Haired Sucker. Little in the way of oak static. Some reduction which blows off. Intense raspberry, sarsaparilla, spiced rhubarb and maraschino cherry. Mouth tingling acid, smudgy tannin. Not … Continue reading

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2013 Mayer Close Planted Pinot Noir

“P.Funk, uncut funk, the bomb”-Parliament The funk is not doobified here. There is no David Bowie to be seen…although someone did spot Old Gregg in the lake nearby. Wilted roses, lilacs and smoke. Brown leaves and rocks. 50% whole bunches … Continue reading

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