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Toolangi Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 2011 $26

Toolangi’s vineyard, near Dixons Creek, is largely chardonnay and pinot noir and this pinot was made at Yering Station and Hoddles Creek Estate. The 2011 Yarra vintage produced lighter bodied pinots often with pale colours. This is certainly light but it’s a charming wine, and good value for money. Its floral, strawberry and raspberry aromas are fresh and primary; the taste is very attractive and it has more depth of flavour than many ‘11s, with an appropriate, light tannin grip and respectable length. This style of pinot simply needs to be paired with the right foods; that is, lighter flavours. Drink now to 2018. 13.2 per cent alcohol. 90/100 (Huon’s Wine 360)

Food: barbecued tuna steaks, grilled chicken or chicken satays, warm Thai duck salad, mushroom risotto.

Stockists: Cremorne Cellars; The Vine Press

Ranked #7 of 28 2011 Pinot Noir tasted from Yarra Valley

Price Benchmark: $27.75
Avg 90pt 2011 Pinot Noir tasted from Yarra Valley

Winery Rating: 92.8
Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

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