Wednesday, September 26, 2007

2005 Yering Station Reserve Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley, Australia)

I was very much looking forward to this bottle which I brought back from my recent visit to Australia. We had it at the winery yesterday with lunch (one of the great perks of working at a winery - wine for lunch!).

Unusually "brickish" and light in color - if I had to go on color alone I would have said a 2002 or so Pinot Noir. Refreshing acidity and with a "juicy" mouth feel, silky tannins with tart red cherry and baking spice.

Overall, I found it flat and one dimensional which was disappointing considering the huge wraps Winewise gave it.

Maybe we had an oxidized bottle?

Score: 87
Price: $34.99 (Fine Wine House)

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