Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Arfion Full Moon Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019


This is Dave Mackintosh's first Pinot release from the Full Moon vineyard in the Upper Yarra Valley. Based on what is in the glass, let's hope we see many more vintages from here too - this is a cracker!

Whole bunches are all the rage here. Emphasis on all - 100% of them. And you can see is the savoury goodness they bring immediately. Red cherries and red berries and lassoed by some smoke and char. I adore the textural presence. It just gives depth and builds intrigue. Above all, it's a roller coaster of interest as the fruit dips and the savoury soars. Scents of dried red flowers emerge. Suddenly the texture has your attention before fine spices curl around the mouth then roll out to a long and moreish finish. A mightily impressive Pinot. Find a fire and a conversation and you're set.

Drink to six years+

94/100

Region: Yarra Valley
RRP: $40
Source: Sample

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