2007 Red Hill Estate Pinot Noir, Victoria
I don't drink much Australian wine. Why? Prejudice? Perhaps. But I've yet to be blown away by anything I find from here. Maybe at the high end, I'll find it, but if I'm going to spend $50-$100 on a wine, it sure won't be from Australia. Anyone with a few vintages of Penfolds Grange who feels like sharing?
That's why this was such a great surprise. A pinot noir from the Mornington Peninsula of Victoria. Pale colour, pleasant earthiness, taut...the balance won me over. This is a good one. With another 24 hours, the wine gets meatier, more savoury. A proper pinot noir. Well done.