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Oakridge Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2013


Recommendation: A delicious Australian Pinot Noir with lots of fruit and spice flavor.

Winery/Producer: Oakridge Wines; Coldstream, Australia.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Yarra Valley (Coldstream, Yarra Glen, Woori Yallock and Gladysdale); Victoria, Australia.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $25.90 (AUS$) about $19.70 (US$) plus a $20 corking fee.

Purchased From: Australian Wine Centre; 1 Alfred Street; Sydney, Australia.

Paired With: Caesar salad with garlic and parmesan cheese. Medallions of pork fillet with crips bacon and sauteed wild mushrooms, dauiphinoise potatoes, green beans and caramelized pearl onions served with a mustard sherry sauce

Tasting:

    He said: Very slightly chilled (to cellar temperature) before opening. Beautiful dark ruby red color with a light ruby rim. Cherry and musty cellar aromas. Fairly strong cherry, spicy and smoky taste and a long dry finish with a medium-light tannic structure. Light, fruity and easy drinking without food before the dinner and VERY NICE paired with the tender pork. Fairly well balanced Pinot Noir that was more “Old World” than most of the Pinot Noir we have had from Australia. It was a delicious Australian Pinot Noir with lots of fruit and spice flavor.

    She said: Translucent with numerous very thin zippy legs. The slightly chilled wine had moderately intense aroma with sweaty horse dominating. Light body, with slightly thin fruit flavors with a mustiness mixed in. The aromas and flavors increased as the wine warmed up. The finish was dry, flavorful and long. Excellent pairing with the pork medallions and a great buy! Tasty and well balanced, the wine delivered and was an excellent accompaniment to the dinner and good sipping after the dinner . It was more like a French Pinot Noir than other Australian Pinot’s we have tasted.

    Comments: Purchased from a Sidney, Australia wine shop and consumed in the Britannia Restaurant on board the Cunard Queen Mary 2.

Alcohol: 13.0%

Bar code: 9 319183 020189

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