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Dalrymple Estate Pinot Noir 2007 [Pipers River]

 

"Beautiful structure. Satiny texture. Enough flavour, but not too much. This is a pinot noir with a lot going for it. It tastes of coffee grounds and blueberries, dark cherries and pine. It has foresty characters and quite a bit of sex appeal. Drinking it was a joy. Its pucker of tannin will hold it in good stead if you wish to pop it in the cellar too. Drink 2011 - 2015."

POINTS: 93    VALUE: four drops    DRINK: 2011 - 2015

Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh, The Big Red Wine Book 2010/2011 (Aus), 1 June 2010

 

92+ Points - "The Estate Pinot is sourced from "Block A" which was considered to be the best parcel of fruit from this vintage. To celebrate they gave it 91% new oak, although I'd rather they gave it the same treatment as the standard wine. Seems a shame to smother it in a blanket of creamy oak.

Dark cherry and toasty creamy spicy oak. It has more weight and impact than the standard wine, partly due to weight of fruit, but also from the oak. It's smooth and deluxe with plenty of flavour and it stretches out long through the finish. Rich but balanced - needs a bit of time to come together and mesh but a very good wine."

Gary Walsh & Campbell Mattinson, www.winefront.com.au, 9 July 2009