Several years ago I was given a bottle of pinot from the Orange region of NSW, Australia. The friendly retailer suggested I give it a try and suggested it was really good. I was somewhat sceptical and it sat in my cellar for a couple of years before I decided to give it a go.
Quelle surprise! Lifted expressive nose of red fruits with hints of perfume. The palate is wonderful opening with raspberry and cherry but finishing with mushrooms and meaty notes. Complex and intriguing with loads of interest and nuisances. Fine tannins and a good length finish a very nice pinot noir and quite a eye opener for me as this my first pinot noir from this region!