Holm Oak Vineyards ‘ilex’ Pinot Noir 2012 Review

Posted: November 28, 2013 in Australia
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Spitting: OptionalHolm Oak

Holm Oak Vineyards ‘ilex’ Pinot Noir 2012

Style: Light to mid bodied red

Country: Australia

Region: Tasmania

Overview: Oh noble Pinot Noir! To which all other varieties are weeds by comparison. Or so many a wine wanker shall cry. Their second cry maybe that there is no such thing as a good, cheap Pinot Noir. That you must pay at least $40 for excellence. Most cheap Pinot’s are quite good ‘Dry Red’s’ but lack the typical Pinot Noir characteristics that many pinophiles seek. You may turn up your wine-wanker nose dear pinophile, but here is a reasonably priced wine that displays all of the Pinot Noir hallmarks.          


Tasting note: Lifted strawberry aromas with forest fruit notes (seriously reminds me of a forest fruit muesli bar). These lively fruit characters on the palate are joined by sour cherry and spicy cinnamon. A fresh, vibrant drink that is not overly complex but a cracker of an everyday drinking Pinot Noir

Final Say: Don’t be a tosser, just give it a go. $18-$22 a bottle.


Score: 17.5 out of 20

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