Sunday, August 7, 2016

Foxeys Hangout 2015 Red Fox Pinot Noir

Good Australian pinot noir with a reasonable price tag is becoming increasingly rare. Prices are rising and many wineries are looking to make more complex, sometimes ageworthy, Burgundian, styles and charge accordingly. This is the reverse; a luscious and fruit-driven pinot from the Mornington Peninsula that offers immediate drinking pleasure at a fair price. There's natural ferment at play, and the use of older, unobtrusive, French oak but the end result is a fun, fruit-driven wine that is made in a serious way. It certainly offers value with a capital V, combining dark red fruit elements with savoury hints and bright acid. $28.

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