Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Meerea Park Indie Pinot Noir 2015
From the Lockleven vineyard planted in 1973, this is the first single varietal release of Pinot Noir from Meerea Park. Pinot is usually blended away with Shiraz but after a wet start to 2015, this Pinot parcel was seen to be the best and it just seemed right for it to stand on its own two feet.
Reddish earth characters synonymous with the Hunter chime in here. Some inviting florally scents but there's also a whiff of something I put down as old wooden church pews. Dark cherries and strawberry flecks aren't far from the dance floor. A gentle spice rush and scattered savoury characters from 20% whole bunches lead to a finish with juicy and dry tannins, albeit a bit warm in the mouth.
Not bad. Not bad at all. I'd happily have a glass.
Drink now to five years.
90/100 - Very good
Region: Hunter Valley
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