2017 Levantine Hill Colleen’s Paddock Pinot Noir

The Cypress Pine has some amazing qualities.  It is decay proof and is resistant to termites so maintains its structural integrity.  Something that is very handy in certain climates in Australia.  Being a pine, it is aromatic, light, soft and easy to work with.  It is easy to understand why it is highly sought after for construction purposes and for any furniture that is going to be exposed to the elements.

This wine has some similar qualities to the Cypress Pine.  It is beautifully aromatic, will take a lot for something to affect its integrity over time, and it will survive for many years.

However, in contrast to the Cypress Pine, this wine is certainly not light or soft.  Quite the opposite actually and in a good way.  Also, just as the Pine is easy to work with, the quality of the fruit that goes into making wines of this standard must be easy for the winemaker to craft into something very special, such as this Pinot Noir.

Great nose dominated by dark cherry, a red fruit freshness like character playing a part, with a little spicy note in there too.  This might sound odd but, the aromas have such an impact they seem to have good length on the olfactory senses!  On the palate, the generosity and richness of the quality fruit is such that it is almost tangible as well as tasty! Sleek, suave and elegant yet concentrated spicy black cherry fruit, dark plum, judicious use of oak, fine silky tannins and great great length.  I could go on…and on…and on.

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Region: Yarra Valley, Vic     Price: $200     Source: Thanks kindly to Levantine Hill

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