Glen Ayr 2016 Pinot Noir
Winery : Glen Ayr
Glen Ayr is a well-established Coal Valley vineyard, part of the historic StrathAyr farming property which dates back to 1820. The vineyard was planted in 1975, making it the second to be established in the Coal River Valley. Some of the vine material is over 40 years old, which has the effect of producing very stable wines.
Michele's notes: Deep in colour with rich aromas to match - dark cherry, bitter chocolate and meatiness (think Spanish game dishes), plus vanilla and cinnamon.
Bold dark fruits and earthy notes in the mouth, complemented by toasted nuts from the oak. Excellent balance here (the old vine effect) with exceptional flow across the palate. Notably firm but fine and complex structure as befits this classic Coal River Valley Pinot. Still a baby in a cellaring sense. Serious gear at a lighthearted price.