RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016
Pinelli Reserve verdelho 2015 ($17)
A good illustration of a variety the Swan Valley does so well. Tropical fruit with a liberal squeeze of lemon juice giving it a bright lively lift. This is a terrific drink when it’s young but it can handle a few years of ageing to develop some delicious secondary characters.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 3 years
Pinelli Reserve durif 2014 ($35)
Can be a tricky variety to deal with because it has to be pretty ripe to capture all those beautiful mulberry and dark chocolate fruit characters. Well, this one works
perfectly. Yes, it’s deep and concentrated but delivered with a classical Swan Valley softness and generosity. Love the mouthfeel and texture. A real quality young red wine with some ageing potential.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 10 years
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