To say Pinot Noir is unpredictable would be an understatement, but when it is good, WOW, simply mind blowing. But how do you know when it is best for you? Why would you trust another person’s opinion to tell you?
Today I opened a 1990 Coldstream Hills for the Yara Valley, Australia. A favorite wine of James Halliday (do your own research to know why).
They even date the cork!!!!
In the glass for me it was soo ‘clean’… a velvet smooth palette with a sweet component of soft leather, truffle/mushroom with a hint of olive.
The bottom line is I loved it, despite the online recommendation that it is past its best. This made me think… I wonder if it was past its best, perfect or still had more to go for ‘My Palette’… So I am keen to try a vertical tasting and make my way up through the 90’s to 2000. I will of course let you know how I go.