What a nice wine. Garnet-colored; perfumed with violet, meat, black pepper and cherry aromas. Tannins are wooly and textured, and the palate offers up a sturdy black cherry shell with molten bittersweet chocolate inside. Dry and woody on the finish. Imported by USA Wine West.
From Mornington Peninsula, just south of Melbourne, comes a Pinot with pretty violet, earth and meringue aromas. It has oaky, tealike tannins; red cherry fruit is at its core, but takes on a hint of rubber, or plastic. Finishes a little tart.