Clonakilla Pinot Noir 2011, Murrumbateman, NSW

Purchased direct from winery $35, limited to 4 bottles per customer.

The first release of Pinot Noir from Clonakilla. To be honest, I didn’t even realise there were Pinot Noir vines out in the Murrumbateman region. And I suppose if the climate conditions are conducive for ‘cool climate’ shiraz, then Pinot Noir fruit should be able to ripen nicely. The wine has a nice medium ruby colour, and exudes clean, youthful aromas of cherry and dried cranberry, all with an earthy overtone. It is a dry, medium-bodied wine with a medium- load of fine grained tannins and moderate acidity. Fresh cherry flavours provide for easy drinking. Drink now. 88/100.

I had this with a Bruny Island’s Nanna’s Undies cheese (a semi-hard lavender infused cow cheese; it tastes a lot better than it sounds!).

There’s an interesting video clip of the production of this here provided by winery here.


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I am a neuroscience researcher in Melbourne, Australia with a keen interest in wines of the world.
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One Response to Clonakilla Pinot Noir 2011, Murrumbateman, NSW

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