From a premium Yarra Valley producer - usually priced at $30, our price makes it a must buy!
Today we answer your pinot noir prayers. We have a small allocation of YarraLoch Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, but this time it's the 2016 vintage! And it's a better wine. This normally retails for $30 ($35 at the winery) but we're clearing it out at $18.95 per bottle.
What I like about this offer is that it's from a premium Yarra Valley producer with an excellent reputation, not some no-name come from no-where. Usually it plays in the premium end of the market, but our "entry level" price certainly makes it an easy pinot to recommend.
James Halliday rated it 93 points but if you'd like further encouragement to hit that buy now button, please take a look at Gary Walsh's review on The Wine Front:
"Red fruit, cherry in particular, a dusting of sweet spice, some orange peel and floral/herbal top notes. It’s clear and fresh to taste, a coolness of red fruits infused with some citrus and peel, a gentle dusty feel to the tannin, and a cool strawberry finish of fine length with a twist of Italianate bitterness. Really like this. Individual and fluid feeling."
It's not very often you see a wine of this calibre, at 5 years of age, come on the market at such a big discount. If anything, a release like this would usually attract a premium, not a discount.
This is a powerhouse in its price class. Make hay while the sun shines & have a good weekend!
Where this wine comes from - Yarra Valley
Just 50 kilometres from Melbourne, Victoria’s Yarra Valley is a star of the wine regions surrounding the city, known as the ‘Melbourne Dress Circle’. With plenty of microclimates and sub-regions, the Yarra Valley doesn’t have a weak link. Certainly the region’s reputation has been built on the quality of its cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As far as Chardonnay goes, Yarra Valley strikes the right balance of ripeness, without going over the edge. There’s white peach, lemon pith and Fuji apple supported by a fine spine of citrus-like acidity complemented by supportive oak maturation. The region’s Pinot Noir certainly produces that ethereal quality that Pinot-philes go crazy for – with lifted cherry notes, texture and length. Pinosity? It’s here in spades. Don’t discount Yarra Valley Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, which also have a long history in the region and are being recognised for producing their own unique regional styles. Game on!