Gembrook Hill Pinot Noir 2010

Gembrook Hill's pinot noir is from vines planted in (I imagine fertile) red volcanic loam north of the town of Gembrook in the Yarra Valley but are non-irrigated, hand pruned and hand harvested.  Thus, the right sort of viticulture seems in play.  In 2010, the results are quite impressive.  Like the Villages wine just reviewed, the 2010 pinot noir is a very pale strawberry in colour.  Its aromatics however are immediately more impressive, with notes of spice, strawberries and cherries all in a medium intensity expression.  The palate has a savoury sweet and sour tartness to it, with cherries, earth, spice and short to medium length.  This wine is an exercise in spices and nuance, and certainly is of interest to the pinot noir lover.  Good

Abv: 13%
Price: $55
Tasted: August 2012
Yarra Valley
August 28, 2012

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