2010 Duck Shoot Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is one of those love em or hate em grapes. Top that off with how varied they can be and it’s challenging. Ontario makes some great Pinot Noirs! I digress. Slightly garnet in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet there are some slightly fruity rustic flavors. This wine lives almost exclusively in the finish. So much so dwelling on the mid pallet is a challenge to the taste buds. The finish is dominated by some acidity and some firm tannins. Some of the typical strawberry fruits and rustic notes are present in the after taste along with some wood. The wine definitely builds in the mouth, especially without food. I would give this wine an 88-89.

From the LCBO web site:
DUCK SHOOT PINOT NOIR 2010 VINTAGES 311373 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 17.95
Made in: South Australia, Australia By: Angove’S Pty. Ltd.
Release Date: Feb 2, 2013

13.0% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content: 5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry

Tasting Note
A well-priced pinot from the Yarra Valley, with earthy characteristics. Tight and taut, but with soft cherry flavours. Not overly complex, but attractive herby/leafy notes with some oak apparent, but not overpowering. Score – 92. (David Prestipino, The Sunday Times (Australia), Feb. 18, 2012) .

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