Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir Yarra Valley 2008
External Reviews for Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir Yarra Valley
The 2008 Pinot Noir, which spent 9 months in 27% new French oak, is medium ruby-colored and displays an alluring bouquet of black cherry and black raspberry with hints of game and spice box in the background. On the palate this medium-bodied effort exhibits excellent varietal character, a silky texture, cherry and plum flavors, and incipient complexity. Give it 2-3 years of additional bottle age and drink it from 2011 to 2020. Spicy red berries, rose and orange peel on the nose. Dry, tightly wound red berry flavors are a touch skinny but offer good clarity and back-end cut. Clean, brisk and focused, with a touch of pepper adding vivacity to sweet strawberry and cherry on the finish. Maturation: Matured for nine months in a mixture of new (27%) and seasoned French oak barrels.Colour: Medium red with a purple hue.Nose: Attractive varietal fruit characters of cherry and raspberry are evident with underlying gaminess and spice. Toasty oak adds further complexity to the wines bouq...