Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Kooyong Ferrous Pinot Noir

I would not attempt to keep an Aussie Pinot Noir for 7 to 8 years from too many producers, but I thought Kooyong's style might deliver a good outcome for a mature Pinot Noir.

The 2003 Kooyong Ferrous Pinot Noir, from a single block, starts off with black cherry fruit, which is quickly overtaken by earthy flavours and strong minerality. The 'Ferrous' name seems very appropriate. The wine finishes fairly long with dry tannins. This is a seriously savoury wine.

This Pinot Noir has held up fairly well, but there is not enough happening to make it a really exciting wine.

Score: 92/+

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