|Windy Peak Pinot Noir
New label looks good.
De Bortoli Windy Peak Pinot Noir 2010 (Victoria)
13%, Screwcap, $14
The most important thing to consider with this wine is that pricetag. Simply put, I can’t think of a Pinot Noir that tastes as much like an actual varietal Pinot and can be readily found for just over $11. Of course it’s not a polished wine, nor is it particular dense or long. But, again, it’s got real Pinot stylin’. Top vintage for this wine.
Ruby red in colour, with a ruby red cherry nose. All fruit on that nose really, Pinot
fruit. A bag full of berries and a whiff of bark. A little volatility in there too. Simple cherry and briar palate is
unashamedly light and fruity but still has enough pinosity to account
for itself. Slightly spiky finish and a little skinny perhaps, the higher yielding fruit showing just a smidgen.
All this for $14 though? Best value Pinot in the land. Ignore the score, score the value. 16/87
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I so need to clarify. The best Pinot in the land comes from Hoddles Creek. This is the best under $15.