Gembrook Hill Village Pinot Noir 2010

Gembrook Hill has developed a very good reputation for its wines, which are made by Timo Mayer and Andrew Marks.  The “Village” wine is the winery’s second label.  From the excellent 2010 Yarra Valley vintage, the Gembrook Hill Village is a very pale strawberry in colour, yet bright.  Its aromatics are interesting: quite cherry like, with a low-medium intensity of expression, coupled with overtones of spice.  The palate is sweet fruited, with light tannins, flavours of berry compot, packet strawberry jam and medium length.  It has a raciness and an after taste uncannily resembling strawberry jam.  This is a beguiling, different sort of Yarra Valley pinot noir that I expect will excite many and interest those that it does not excite.  For me, it pushed the boundaries a little too far.  Acceptable to Good

Abv: 13.2%
Price: mid $20s
Tasted: August 2012

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