William Downie Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2008

William Downie Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2008

The last wine from the new release from William Downie. Open for 5 hours. Some pretty fruit sweetness on the nose, clean and bright, with plums, raspberries, cloves and a touch of musk. Inversely, the palate is relatively closed and backward, showing plums and savoury cloviness, minerals and a touch of creamy oak. Very classy, super fine tannins and a dry finish. Needs time, and hopefully, fingers crossed, time will see it blossom.

Other vintages: 2007, 2006

Rated : 92½ Points
Tasted : Jul09
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $55
Closure : Diam under Wax
Drink : 2014+
Source : Cellar Door
Website : William Downie

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4 Responses to William Downie Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2008

  1. wizz says:

    Half points now?

  2. Lincoln says:

    my rules.
    I can do what I like
    I bet you have felt the desire too.

  3. wizz says:

    If I ever give scores again it will be straight to the definitive 100 point, 3dp system.

  4. Karl says:

    100 pts would be too much … i’ll give it 96 pts … love 2008 Downie

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