Thursday, 20 November 2014

Bilgavia Estate Pinot Noir 2014

The easiest way to look at this wine is a light bodied Shiraz.

Whilst the Hunter is now not seen as one of our premium Pinot producers of Pinot Noir, you need to remember the climate here is different to Victoria and Tassie where the Pinot dance floor is pumping and the music is up loud!

More red fruits like strawberries and raspberries than cherries. More red earthy like than forest floor and mushrooms. There's a good whiff of oak and a little spice and fair length, but in terms of what you want from a good Pinot, it's probably not here. I lined this up against two $20 Yarra Valley types, and whilst it perhaps wasn't a fair contest, this was beaten hands down.

In the words of Cold Chisel, this is standing on the outside looking in, and I don't want to ask for a dance.

Region: Hunter Valley
RRP: $26
Source: Sample

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