Spain

Patina Wines

Pinot Noir 2018

A big thank you to Patina and Define Wine for sending over to this sample of your 2018 Pinot Noir from Orange, NSW. We’ve had a number of Australian Pinot’s lately and I have to admit this juicy cherry 🍒 bomb has been my favourite.

It’s a garnet shade in the glass with notes of cherries and raspberries coming through on the nose alongside hints of oak, violets, earth and truffles. In the mouth it’s super silky in texture and simply oozes elegance.

Enjoyed out of a Riedel OUVERTURE Magnum glass.

All opinions are my own. Drink what you enjoy!
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