Dalrymple Cottage Block Pinot Noir 2017
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The deep hues are characteristic of the season. Aromas of black cherry, Asian spice and peat from the whole bunch component, with some savory olive and dutch licorice adding to the complexity. The palate has brilliant balance of tannin and acidity, with fleshy black fruit on the front palate and a long, fresh finish. Hints of spice complexity and fine French oak provide a hint of what may unfold as the wine further develops in the glass over several hours or from cellaring. Pair with slow cooked duck with green olives, Herbes de Provence and spiced couscous or shiitake and black olive scallopine with artichokes and capers.
A multifaceted, characterful bottling from Australia's coolest winemaking region, this Pinot opens on the medicinal, sappy side, with sassafras root, cherry cordial, violet and roses on their stems, and a slight charred-meat nuance. The palate is medium in weight, simultaneously earthy, tangy, fruity and savory, with some whole bunch-derived spice and a grip of well placed tannins. A mutable wine that will likely offer a multitude of personalities over the years. Drink now-2030.