William Downie Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2013William Downie
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia (Yarra Valley, Victoria)
GRAPE VARIETAL: Pinot Noir
"As always, the Yarra presents the most graceful persona of the Downie set, and its allure in 2013 makes it my pick of the trilogy. This is a pinot noir that elegantly harmonises pretty rose petal lift, red cherry, wild strawberry and red berry fruits with seamless texture and finely structured mouth feel, articulating the mineral character of its site with great clarity. A rose bud lift and savoury beetroot complexity heighten its beautifully fine and textural feel of mouthfilling, mineral tannin structure. Crafted, elegant, eminently mineral and enticing, don't miss this release." - James Halliday 94 pts
Recommended Food Pairing: Charcuterie and cold cuts; pates and terrines; lightly spiced meats and char siu pork; Peking duck; BBQ meats; seared salmon and tuna; pasta with light creamy sauce; grilled asparagus; chocolate coated strawberries.