Monday, 28 March 2016

O'Leary Walker The Bookies' Bag Pinot Noir 2014

It makes common sense to open the final sample from O'Leary Walker on the same weekend as the Great Eastern Steeple race which is held at Oakbank in the Adelaide Hills. Family association with the area dates way back so it is only natural David and Nick recently set up a new cellar door smack bang beside the Oakbank racecourse at the historic and newly renovated Johnson's Cordial Factory - hence the racing theme to the new labels. Having been there a couple of months ago it is worth popping into.

This Bookies Bag is a gutsy bloke. Not too dissimilar to the big unit front and centre on the label.

Lots to like about the wine - and the price tag.

Raspberries, sour cherries and a curious minty character. An aroma of pan juices which rolls onto the palate delivers a wine which has much personality. Smooth with judicious use of oak wraps up an enjoyable wine.

Drink now or over the medium term.

Very good.

Region: Adelaide Hills
RRP: $25
Source: Sample

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