About once a year we stumble across a pinot noir offer that eclipses all others and it took 4 months for us to find it this year. The wine is YarraLock Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2013. Normally this wine retails for $30 but the winery has old stocks and we're helping them clear it out at $17.95 per bottle.
What I like about this offer is that it's from a premium Yarra Valley producer, the vintage is rated 9/10 by James Halliday and it was made by the 2017 Gourmet Traveller WINE Winemaker of the Year. This is the cheapest price you'll ever see this wine offered. And if you need further encouragement to make a purchase, then please check out the reviews below. I guarantee you'll never see reviews like that from those critics for a sub-$20 pinot noir.
“An attractive pinot noir. Light, fragrant and complex. Spice, herbs, cherries and the deeper bass notes of stewed plums. As they say in the classics: eminently enjoyable drinking.” 93 Points. Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.
“Clones MV6, 777, D5V12, D2V5; fruit chilled, destemmed, 5 days cold soak, wild-fermented, 5% whole bunches, 23 days on skins, matured for 12 months in French oak (18% new). Bright, but light colour; there's a lot happening here, red and black cherries shot through with foresty notes, edging towards a touch of bitterness on the finish. Drink to 2023” 93 Points. James Halliday, Wine Companion
“Deep, pristine and heady aromas of red cherries, raspberries and tightly knit cedary oak are backed by nuances of dried herbs and tomato stalk. It’s supple and gentle, with a fine, almost fragile presence of pristine cherry/berry flavour underpinned by fine, pliant and faintly mineral tannins, extending with length and juiciness towards a deliciously mouthwatering and savoury finish.” 93 Points. Jeremy Oliver.