Provenance ‘Golden Plains’ Pinot Noir 2011 Review

Posted: September 24, 2014 in Australia
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Provenance ‘Golden Plains’ Pinot Noir 2011provenance_golden_plains_pinotnoir

Vintage: 2011

Style: Lighter bodied red

Country: Australia

Region: Geelong, VIC


Overview: 11 hours at work, stomach gurgles and the mind starts to conjure images of heavenly, golden arches. The last time the stomach has been delivered food was 6 hours ago, it now aches for salty, fatty, high-carb food. Driving home it is as if the car is on auto-pilot, it is steering its self into the drive-thru where an order is placed, medium chips, a quarter pounder and a six pack of chicken nuggets with sweet and sour sauce. Would I like to have that in a meal? Hell no! Don’t taint my meal with your Coca-Cola, I’m heading home to put my feet up and match my Maccas with a lovely glass of Pinot. The chips don’t last the trip home and the chicken nuggets don’t particularly go well with the wine, the quarter pounder however matches nicely, the tannins binding to the processed protein and acidity cutting through the grease, yep the only way I could be classier was if I was slugging the wine out of the bottle whilst cutting mainies.


Tasting note: Aromas of forest fruits and cloves, these characters join the palate complemented by blackcurrants and fresh acidity. The tannins are soft and supple. The wine finishes with some attractive spice.


Final Say: Disclaimer: I don’t not approve of or endorse my own food match. $26-32 a bottle


Score: 16 out of 20

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