From the ever reliable and value for money Yalumba Y Series comes their second release Pinot Noir. So, can you get a decent Pinot Noir for sub $20? There’s a few candidates out there, but they don’t always show their “Pinosity.” Do we have a new contender for the best value? Winemaker is Sam Wigan.
Yalumba, The Y Series, Pinot Noir, South Australia, 2022
Medium garnet. Red fruit and spices: strawberry, cherry boiled lollies, turned earth under a forest floor of dried leaves, sage leaves, forest fruits tea, pickled walnuts and tobacco edge. Medium in weight but deep with dark fruit and spice showing warm climate influences. The herbal twists and turns provide a little intrigue while the structure is forward and not what you would say is complex. Has appeal with a little velvet door mat of tannin to close. It’s not going to win any trophies, but it’s true to form for the Y Series: varietal flavours and incredible bang for buck. Bound to be found cheaper.
Rating: 17.25/20 (89/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Yalumba