Opulent pinot

Marchand and Burch Mount Barrow Pinot Noir 2016, Mount Barker, AUD$60

An open and expressive nose, quite complex in its presentation. Prominent red fruits with subtle green herbs. A little bracken; a touch of earth. The palate is full and flavoursome and the tannins are extremely fine. It has beautiful mid-palate weight and considerable texture given its youth. Small quantities made – best get in quick.

Score: 95 ★★★★★

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: 2017 to 2021

Food: Slow cooked pork with cherry reduction

Stockists: Burch Family Wines; Young & Rashleigh Wine Merchants – NSW & ACT (AU distributors); Eurovintage, Auckland (NZ distributors)

 

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