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1997 Scotchman’s Hill Geelong Pinot Noir

13.2% alc.. Vines planted in 1982 on top of Scotchman Hill which is an extinct volcano, becoming the second vineyard in the Geelong region and the first winery. The winery has grown to 60,000 cases annually (40% of the production in Geelong). · An aged Pinot Noir with an orange tinge to the edge. The nose has a bouquet of raisins, dried cherry and leather. The dark cherry and rhubarb flavors are quite pleasant and oak highlights are still notable. The fruit is thinning and the tannins are gossamer. Nicely balanced and a fine drink for a ten year old wine. Reviewed June 17, 2007

Winery: Scotchmans Hill
From article: Additional Australian Pinot Noirs I Drank Recently