Brumfield Pinot Noir 2006

Brumfield is a small winery in the Yarra Valley.  Their 2006 pinot noir drifted into view in my cellar while I was searching for a Beaujolais for lunch, and I thought “this will do”.  A light garnet in colour, with a developed sappy aroma and spiced cherries.  Its sappy character was probably the most distinctive thing about its aroma.  The palate had a sweet fruited gamey character and its acidity was in balance.  I left this bottle open over a couple of days (though not directly exposed to oxygen), and it declined on day 2, only to improve perhaps beyond its initial showing on day 4, with the acidity striking more of a Burgundian pose.  A competent well made wine.  85 points

Abv: 13.5%
Tasted: November 2011

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