Monday, 30 November 2015

De Bortoli Villages Pinot Noir 2015

I had to do a double take when I saw this... 2015 vintage Pinot Noir already on the shelf? Nah, couldn't be.

Dinner at a local club needed some red to wash it down and this was the best option. I paid $32 at the bar, and whilst the RRP is $20, I'd be happy to pay the same again - excellent value for money.

The fruit is sourced from various vineyards and then those parcels were blended prior to bottling. Roughly a fifth was whole bunch fermented and that textural element comes through. Delicious dark cherry, plum and subtle strawberry fruit sit proud. A hint of smoke and delicate spice grace the palate. Medium bodied with a soft touch, we shared this bottle and it was a clear hit, all gone in quick time. So much so another was purchased to fill the void.

I'd go here again without doubt. You'd be able to find this a few dollars better than the RRP around the place too I suspect - a bargain!

Very good.

Region: Yarra Valley
RRP: $20
Source: Wine list purchase

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