Tuesday, October 29, 2013

2012 Mayer Close Planted Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley)

Gembrook Hill, PHI, and Hoddles Creek are my go to Yarra Pinots. Budget permitting I’m going to have to add Mayer to my list. Of course, Timo Mayer, the winemaker here is also part of the winemaking duo at Gembrook Hill.

It starts with a lovely perfumed nose with beautiful sweet cherry to the fore. Great to drink with generous, almost viscous dark cherry fruit. It nevertheless retains a lightness of feel, underpinned by a prominent acidity and some minerally notes. Latent complexity and length in spades. Very good now and likely great in 5 years or so.


RRP: $55
ABV: 13.0%
Closure: Screwcap
Drink: 2015-2022+
Website: www.timomayer.com.au


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