Product Overview

Overall rating:

Points 86

William Downie

Grape Variety:Pinot Noir
Drink:2013 - 2030

Product:

William Downie, Yarra Valley, Victoria, 2010

Producer:

Andrew Jefford

Tasting: Tasmania & Victoria Pinot Noir

Sweet, warm, milky and elegant: very refined, with admirable perfume spices too. Truly classy scents. On the palate, this is fresh, vivid, lively, spicy and long. It’s hard to fault the flavoury serenity compositional finesse of this order. Its tannic presence proves some drying seriousness on the finish, qualifying the smooth raspberry and plum and lending them gastronomic force.

Roger Jones

Tasting: Tasmania & Victoria Pinot Noir

Savoury, spicy, Asian, aromatic, all these hit you at once, evolving into a hugely structured, layered wine. Put it back in the cellar for 5 years or more, no doubt great quality here, just needs time – think great Burgundies.

Alessandro Marchesan

Tasting: Tasmania & Victoria Pinot Noir

Subtle, restrained nose with notes of black cherries and smoky, toasty oak. Full bodied, intense and long with sturdy acidity and juicy texture.

Details

Wine name:William Downie
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content:13.5%
Wine colour:Red
Wine vintage:2010
Price:£48.99
Wine style:Red, Light-bodied
Country:Australia
Region:Victoria
Subregion:Yarra Valley