Villa Maria Cellar Selection 2011/12 Pinot Noir
Winery : Villa Maria
Villa Maria's 'Cellar Selection' Pinots are made from parcels of premium fruit from their top vineyard sites. The style is always smooth and luxurious and often drinks more appealingly in youth (and performs better in wine shows) than the focussed single vineyard range which sits above. At a price in the mid $40s, Cellar Selection Pinots are fantastic value for money.
These pinots always deliver more than you expect, impressing with beguiling aromas and super-lush mouthfeel. Along with red and dark cherries there's a note of savoury mushroom/game/umami which serves to make the pinot even more exotic.