AD HOC 2013 Cruel Mistress Pinot Noir $ 25
Great Southern, WA 13.5 per cent
THE back label simply says “lipstick and leather”. And to that you can add slightly sweet cherry- plum aromas and flavours on top of more savoury oak and tannins tending more towards a generic red wine than pinot before finishing relatively short.
DELAMERE 2012 Naissante Pinot Noir $ 27
Pipers Brook, Tas 13.2 per cent
A BRIGHT, deliciously flavoured and juicy pinot with herb, cherry fruit and succulent acidity on an uncomplicated, mid- weight palate that finishes attractively fresh, savoury and dry. An enjoyable and very versatile food wine.
ABEL’S TEMPEST 2012 Pinot Noir $ 32
Multi- regional, Tas 13.5 per cent
RIPE, spicy, plum- like fruit with foresty undertones, the palate full, silkily textured and long with spicy tannins drying the finish and making for an excellent accompaniment to richer foods like a slow- cooked coq au vin.
SINAPIUS 2012 Glenbothy Vineyard Pinot Noir $ 38
13.5 per cent
A DARKER and deeper, more earthier style of pinot with complex black cherry, charcuterie, smoke and spice notes underlined by subtle oak, the palate nicely fleshy and rounded with the flavours lingering long after the wine has gone.