Drinking Outside The Box

With Simon Woods – wine for people who have a life

Three Pinot Noirs plus a close relative August 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Another of the catch-up-on-tasting-notes posts (see intro HERE if that doesn’t make sense)

Cool Coast PN-001
Casa Silva Cool Coast Pinot Noir 2012, Paredones, Chile (£15.95 Avery’s, WoodWinters, Fullers Brewery, Vesuvio, Stainton Wines, The Wine Tasting Company, Roberts & Speight, Peter Graham Wines, Portland Wine Company, Duncan Murray Wines)
I tasted this around this time last year (see HERE) and I can’t say it’s progressed all that much since then. There’s decent enough plum, berry and cherry fruit, but I still find it a little hot, and that new oak influence doesn’t seem to be fading as I’d hoped it would. B

 

Pittnauer-001Pittnauer St Laurent Dorflagen 2013, Burgenland, Austria (£16 Wine Trust)
A gush of white pepper-tinged stewed plums and wild berries, with an iron-like hint to add further interest. Fresh, perky wine that wouldn’t object to half an hour in the fridge. S-

 

Blind Spot PN-001Blind Spot Pinot Noir 2014, Yarra Valley, Australia (£9.50 The Wine Society)
Lively, succulent style, with tangy raspberry and red cherry flesh, hints of iron and spice, and smoky note on the finish. Refreshing but never too scrawny, very impressive young wine. S
(would love to do a head-to-head between this and the similarly priced Cono Sur Reserva Especial from Chile I featured in this post – different styles, but both mightily good wines)

 

Outer Limits-001Montes Outer Limits Pinot Noir 2012, Zapallar, Chile (£19-£21 Horne & Daughters, Wine Bear, Corks Out, Great Horkesley Wine Centre, Altus Wines)
Pale and interesting, gentle in style, there’s a slightly cooked edge to the red berry and cherry flavours, but the general impression is of freshness and vibrancy. Not hugely complex, but I want to drink this. B+

Categorised in: Aconcagua, Burgenland, Colchagua, Pinot Noir, Saint Laurent, Yarra

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