Punt Road Emperor’s Prize Pinot Noir 2013, Or, What lies beneath?

I’ll level with you, my first thought about this wine was of a phrase which surely must irritate winemakers the world over: “It’s a good food wine”. These words seem inoffensive enough, possibly because people expect you to follow up with the words “it would go great with roast lamb” or something equally complimentary. (After…… Continue reading Punt Road Emperor’s Prize Pinot Noir 2013, Or, What lies beneath?

Bellarmine Pinot Noir 2008, or, Terroir be damned

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a good Pinot cannot possibly come from Western Australia. Now, I’m not talking about the strange brews these sandgropers are coming up with, tasting like Cabernet Sauvignon and masquerading as decent Pinot like a bad version of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Oh no, I’m talking about real,…… Continue reading Bellarmine Pinot Noir 2008, or, Terroir be damned

Harewood Estate Pinot Noir 2010, or, The Exclaimer

When I first caught a whiff of this Pinot I knew it would be a bit different. This would be potent stuff, I knew. Even the colour gave it away, edging eerily onto the side of purple like some preternatural potion. Heck, it might as well have been exuding dense white wisps of steam… But…… Continue reading Harewood Estate Pinot Noir 2010, or, The Exclaimer