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PINOT NOIR 2018 Yarra Valley, Victoria
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer GIANT STEPS
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Bright deep red colour with a touch of purple. Complex, somewhat earthy, gently spicy, intense, roasted ripe Damson plums and crancherries on the nose with some cedar-tinged, ultra ripe fresh raspberry notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, dense, rich, bright, ripe, raspberry flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, complex, gently toasty, baked Alaska finish. Wow, what a distinctive/tasty mouthfilling Pinot Noir thanks to great winemaking - especially the unfined and unfiltered part. It has 13.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. CSPC 219725
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Alt Vin
Country Australia
Region Victoria
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Ripe, Rounded, Solid, Complex
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Elegant and distinctive, offering fresh raspberry, sage and white pepper notes that are precise, supple and juicy, with a thread of fresh loam and forest floor, supported by polished tannins. A touch of matcha green tea lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2033. Ranks #42 in Wine Spectator's Top 100 list of 2019. Highly Recommended. Score - 94 (MaryAnn Worobiec, winespectator.com, Dec. 15, 2019) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 18, 2020
Cases bought 178 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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