Sunday, September 8, 2013

Innocent Bystander 2012 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

A second Yarra Valley pinot noir review in three weeks, I know, but they really are irresistibly luscious. Steve Flamsteed and his winemaking team have this one spot on with a new release that hits a beautiful balance between dark, supple fruity notes and savoury, undergrowth tones. Some whole bunch has added texture and and this is an astutely judged, downright delicious drink that is priced for weekend quaffing but is good enough to sip and savour over a fine dining experience. There's some deli meat, there's some spice, but most of all there is approachability - and value. It's well worth snapping some of this up as I can't imagine it will last long. $25.

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