The Great Southern district sits roughly on the same parallel as the Adelaide Hills which is relatively proficient at producing Pinot Noir. Can Great Southern do the same?
West Cape Howe, Pinot Noir, Mount Barker, 2018
Deep liqueur cherries, twiggy under growth, studded oranges, just brushed thyme leaves and with a dried meaty quality rather than fresh. It’s succulent and voluptuously rich. There’s some spice and chocolately oak influence, while being very fleshy with those dark cherries lingering long. It’s big and warm and lacking subtlety but will be a gateway for Shiraz lovers to come in to the light.
Rating: 17.25/20 (89/100)
Wine sample courtesy of West Cape Howe