Hungerford Hill

Tumbarumba Pinot Noir

8.64 ratings
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Tumbarumba, Southern New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Delectable Blue

Night 1 - Another atypical Australian Pinot style. A complex bouquet without any of the typical Pinot floral and fruity highlights. The high alcohol content is immediately evident on the nose. Very spicy on the front palate, with the fruit taking a back seat to some complex savoury fleshy and earth flavours. The wine is still quite lively, with pronounced acidity. The tannins are already well integrated, and barely noticeable on the palate, leading to questionable ageing potential. Great complexity and length of finish, but ultimately slightly disappointing.

Night 2 - After having decanted for 24 hours the wine has softened tremendously, tasting more like a 10 year old wine. The is still a hint of spiciness on the front palate, but it is now more pronounced on the back palate, at the cost of some of the initial complexity.

Night 1 - Another atypical Australian Pinot style. A complex bouquet without any of the typical Pinot floral and fruity highlights. The high alcohol content is immediately evident on the nose. Very spicy on the front palate, with the fruit taking a back seat to some complex savoury fleshy and earth flavours. The wine is still quite lively, with pronounced acidity. The tannins are already well integrated, and barely noticeable on the palate, leading to questionable ageing potential. Great complexity and length of finish, but ultimately slightly disappointing.

Night 2 - After having decanted for 24 hours the wine has softened tremendously, tasting more like a 10 year old wine. The is still a hint of spiciness on the front palate, but it is now more pronounced on the back palate, at the cost of some of the initial complexity.

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