Yellow Tail Pinot Noir 2010

Yellow Tail's 2010 pinot noir is quite unlike any pinot noir I've tasted before.  It has an aroma of very sweet plums, spices and twigs.  A most "un-pinot" like aroma.  On the palate, initially there was a cola like flavour, and with some time in the glass, there were tannins, some length, but also some unattractive bitterness.  (I don't do bitter).  There didn't seem to be same level of residual sugar as I think was there in Yellow Tail's other 2010 offerings of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz, but I think it is still there a little.  It's not terrible, but it didn't appeal to me.  77 points (6.2/10)

Abv: 13.5%
Price: $9.99
Source: sample
Would I buy it having tasted it?  No
South Eastern Australia
April 18, 2011

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