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2012 VIL­LAGES PINOT NOIR $ 20

Yarra Val­ley, Vic

13.0 per cent FRESH, de­li­ciously juicy and per­sis­tent rasp­berry- plum­my­woodsmoke fl avours and soft tan­nins mak­ing for a won­der­fully ver­sa­tile, mid- weight, food- friendly drop at an ab­so­lutely bar­gain price. RI­POSTE 2009 THE SABRE PINOT NOIR $ 30

Ade­laide Hills, SA

14.0 per cent AP­PEAL­ING aro­mas of dark cher­ries, plums and spicy oak with the spici­ness even more pro­nounced in the mouth, the wine still show­ing lots of fresh­ness and life with the palate mid­weight, softly tex­tured and dry fi nish­ing POO­LEY 2011 BUTCHER’S HILL PINOT NOIR $ 45

Coal River Val­ley, Tas

13.5 per cent A FLESHY, fi nely- tex­tured and richly fl avoured drop with slightly sappy notes and a light layer of spicy oak adding savoury depth and com­plex­ity to the gen­er­ous dark plum fruit, the palate smooth, medium- bod­ied, dry and very long fi nish­ing. Lovely drink­ing. SHAW + SMITH 2012 PINOT NOIR $ 45

Ade­laide Hills, SA

12.5 per cent EX­CEL­LENT va­ri­etal cherry plum fruit and a smooth, per­fectly bal­anced, light to mid- weight palate show­ing great pu­rity, re­straint and a Bur­gun­dian- like sub­tley that some­how left me ex­pect­ing but not fi nd­ing more in­ter­est, depth and com­plex­ity. Per­haps it just needs time.

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