2007 Magistrate Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, Australia $3.99

Silverdale, WA    13% alc.    (Purchased on 10/3/13)

IMG_1200Clear medium ruby with a slightly orange rim.  Nose is clearly Pinot…black cherry and spice.  There was a little skunky, sulfury aroma when first uncorked, but it quickly blew off.  In the mouth, it’s thin, a bit watery and mighty tart.  Lacks body, texture and any real depth.  Very simple.  Finishes quite tart and lemony, leaving a sort of acidic bite.  Bouquet shows promise, flavors disappoint.  Don’t know what it retailed for when released, but for me, it’s most definitely a $3-$4 Pinot Noir.  Might be a low Drinkable for some (those who are o.k. with light, high acidity Pinots), but for me it’s a Thumbs Down.


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