Friday, 10 August 2018

Witches Falls Pinot Noir 2017


I keep getting told that the soils on the Granite Belt are well suited for Pinot Noir. There's not an awful amount of the variety planted in the region but I'm still yet to see an example to wow me.

2017 was a tough year for locals and you can see that in this wine's skin. The best way to describe it would be a light bodied Shiraz less the peppery spice finish.

A bit stinky on the nose, its an intriguing mix of compost, engine oil, burnt toast and dark cherries. The colour ticks the box and it tastes of roasted apple skin, plum compote with dark cherries the main player. A fine baking spice adds a gentle touch to close. There's easy drinking appeal here to appease some. Be sure to decant this one though - that breath of air does wonders.

87/100

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $36
Source: Sample

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