Devil’s Gotcha

The wine for the evening was a 2006 Devil’s Corner Pinot Noir which I served in our schmancy new Reidel stemless glasses. The wine hails from Tasmania, clocks in at 14.5% alcohol by volume, screw-cap closure and cost me $16.99 minus a 10% case discount at The Winery in Old Town Alexandria. I’ve never had a wine from Tasmania before!

On the nose the wine was spicy and herbal, with leather, pepper, oak must, and perhaps a tiny bit of cherry, but that was barely there. In the mouth I found tart cherry, raspberry, leather, and earth. The wine was tannic, so perhaps it needs a little more time to mellow out.

Overall, a decent Pinot Noir for the money.

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3 Responses

  1. I thought the high level of alcohol in this wine made it boring after a while.

  2. Those are cool looking glasses! I have the Chardonnay and Cabernet from the “O” series, but, as I don’t drink Pinot Noir I don’t have that set. Eventually I will start trying Pinot and maybe then I’ll get a special glass. Are those the pinot glasses?

  3. Chateaubrys- It could get tiresome, but I find it so difficult to locate good Pinot Noir under $20, that I still think this one was decent.

    Thanks Orion, they were a Christmas present! I actually think they are Cab Sauv glasses.

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