Monday, 23 May 2016

2009 Scothmans Hill Norfolk Vineyard Pinot Noir

Between lunch and dinner with Diane Griffin

26 April 2016

It is an ongoing quest to convert my beautiful wife to Pinot outside Burgundy.

With Diane and I having the lions share of the Epogee we needed something to get us through the afternoon before dinner.

A good as time as any to tempt Shell with an Australian Pinot.

I picked this up on a work trip to Geelong.

At the Cellar Door it struck me as variatel, complex and not overly oaked.

What would Shell think?

2009 Scothmans Hill Norfolk Vineyard Pinot Noir

Strawberries and mushrooms on the nose with only hints of sweet vanilla oak and some complexity.

The palate is well balanced. The tannins are well integrated and fine.

There was a high pitched green note to this that let it down somewhat.

Drink now - 2020.

Shell remains unconvinced.

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