Pinot Noir at this kind of price can often be a little simple and fruity but no such problem here with some seriously savoury grunt on show. Unfiltered and unfined, it throws up plenty of funk with savoury, earthy tones sitting over a juicy bed of sour cherry and cranberry fruits, some whole bunches adding just a dusting of leather and spice. The palate retains that earthy feel with a sappy texture adding grip and supporting a long, sustained finish. Seriously good Pinot for under $30.91pts- Angus Hughson (Wine Pilot)
Light weight, easy drinking reds are growing in popularity at an enormous rate as many consumers are now looking toward lighter styles to deliver not only greater subtlety but also lower alcohol. James Kellie at Harewood was well ahead of the pack and has been delivering the style in his Harewood Flux Pinot Noir for some time now. Bright pale crimson, this opens with vibrant and enticing although understated aromas of rhubarb, dark cherry and warm earth with a gentle spicy lift. A savoury, light weight palate follows with delicious earthy, spicy tones, coffee grounds oak plus a little twist of tannins to finish. Great food wine for casual dining, particularly with a light chill.
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