Monday, 24 August 2015

St Mary's Pinot Noir 2013

This presents more as a lighter bodied Shiraz than Pinot. Quite an enjoyable drink no less, but it doesn't grab me as a typical Pinot. The chocolate peppermint undertow is probably the driving reason. Whilst it's not a typical Pinot character, it seems a vineyard trait which clearly has a sense of place consistent with the other wines in the range.

On the second day of tasting that mint character holds firm. Soft plum fruit leads to a gentle caress on a long and supple finish.

Cellar for the medium term.

Good.

Region: Limestone Coast
RRP: $35
Source: Sample

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