Archive for April, 2014

Yering Farm The Fox Trot Cabernet Sauvignon 2008foxtrot

Style: Full bodied red

Region: Yarra Valley, VIC

Tasting Note: An herbaceous nose with underlying aromas of cassis and mocha. The palate is nicely developed with complex spice complementing the juicy plum characters. Grainy tannins with great structure.

Final Say: Drink it right this instant; don’t bother with the cellaring. $18.99 a bottle.

Score: 16.5 out of 20

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Spitting: Optionalspring vale

Spring Vale Pinot Noir 2011

Style: Light- mid bodied red

Country: Australia

Region: Tasmania (Freycinet)

 

Overview: I have to say my favourite thing about this wine is the Map of Tassie on top of the screw cap:

Spring

 

Call me immature (I’ve been called worse, trust me) but every time I peek into a box of wine and see the Map of Tassie looking up at me I can’t help but giggle. Obviously there is more to this wine than matching its state of origin with a piece of anatomy. This is Spring Vale’s flagship Pinot Noir, spicy and complex its one to keep the Pinophiles drooling.

 

Tasting note: Dusty spice and lifted cherry, strawberry and cinnamon aromas with subtle floral notes. The palate is vibrant yet complex with flavours of plum, sour cherry, truffle and savoury spice. The tannins are on the grippy, grainy side and the oak quietly sits in the background. Great length and balance.

 

Final Say: More than just a pretty screw cap. $40 a bottle

 

Score: 18.5 out of 20

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