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A great value Pinot Noir

 

De Bortoli Yarra Valley Pinot Noir (Estate Grown)

This is a great value Pinot Noir from the Yarra Valley in Victoria.

The Yarra Valley is famous for it’s consistency as a cool climate growing region and it’s definitely one of the best regions in Australia for this elegant and sometimes fickle variety.

A winery with a great reputation

DeBortoli is famous for its early adoption of sustainability initiatives in the vineyard which translates to quality grapes and therefore quality wine.

De Bortoli has been rated as a 5 Red Star Winery by the Halliday Wine Companion which indicates that it’s wines are of consistently high quality and solid value for money.

A delicious wine that is drinking well now

This wine has garnered solid ratings from the top wine writers in Australia consistently over the past few vinatges. The ratings below are for the 2015 vintage however the 2016 is the current one in stock. I can vouch for it having tasted the 2016 myself  – it is in fine form – still fresh and vibrant while being 2 years old now and has really settled into the bottle and has come together nicely. It tastes even better than the aroma lets on – a very silky smooth mouthfeel with an array of flavours and great length. Please note that the reviews below were undertaken when the wine was about a year old, whereas now the 2016 is a couple of years old - so it has developed in the intervening time.


There’s a lot on offer here

"Bramble, spice and dark cherry all in play. Still a bit tight, but will loosen up well over the next few years, and go on from there."

92 Points - Halliday Wine Companion, (2015 Vintage, tasted February 2016)


"Always interesting to see the De Bortoli pinot noirs. It’s been quite a journey.
All the parts of the puzzle are here but they’re still a little jumbled. The won’t remain so for long. It’s briary, peppery and sappy but it’s also silken, cherry-plummed and sinewy with tannin. I like everything I see; I just want to see/drink it again in another year or more."

92 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, (2015 Vintage, tasted February 2016)


A tricky variety to choose

Pinot is notoriously fickle – it can be hard to find a consistently great example in this price range. For under $22 you’d be hard-pressed to find a better value wine with the consistency and name that this wine brings. A solid choice.

You can click here to buy this from Dan Murphy’s for under $21 per bottle and it will be delivered to your door (no minimum number of bottles required for your order).

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De Bortoli Yarra Valley Pinot Noir (Estate Grown)