Yering Station Village Pinot Noir 2011

Yering Station’s 2011 “Village” pinot noir is almost a rosé like ruby in colour.  It has medium intensity and developing aromatics of spices (mainly oregano), earth and plum skins, reminding more of a regional AOC Burgundy than something from the Yarra Valley.  The palate has soft tannins, medium body, and some real flavour.  It gives a lot more than its aroma or colour would suggest.  The wine finishes with medium length and notes of spice, undergrowth and cherry fruit.

The 2010 vintage is shown.

Overall, I think that the quality of this wine is good due to its length and some complexity on the palate.  It seems that styles of pinot noir are maturing.  Or perhaps a clever hand has been played with the tough cards of the 2011 vintage.  I would struggle to pick this blind as other than a fairly handy Bourgogne rouge.  Good

Abv: 12.5%
Price: $24
Source: sample
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Website: http://www.yering.com
Tasted: 2013

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