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