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Austins & Co Custom Collection "Delilah" Pinot Noir

2013 | Australia | Victoria 750 ml | 14.00 %
  • Tastes like
  • Smoky wood
  • Cherry
  • Good with
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Its also
  • 90+
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    Located in Moorabool, Victoria, Austins & Co’s vines are now over 20 years old and produce exemplary fruit for their range of wines. Winemaker John Durham's philosophy is to respect the quality of the fruit and to reflect the Moorabool terroir. 
    The Delilah Pinot Noir represents the pinnacle of fine wine within the Austin & Co collection. Delilah is a delicate, perfumed Pinot Noir highlighted by hints of red cherry and ripe raspberry flavours. Loaded with savoury clove-like spice, with subtle smoky aromas and fine silky tannins providing length and finesse.
    Rated 93/100 by James Halliday.  

    Variety Description

    Pinot Noir

    Pinot Noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. When young, wines made from Pinot noir tend to have red fruit aromas of cherries, raspberries and strawberries. As the wines age, Pinots have the potential to develop vegetal and "barnyard" aromas that can contribute to the complexity of the wine.

    Country Description


    Wine is produced in every state, with more than 60 designated wine regions however Australia's wine regions are mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. The major grape varieties are predominantly Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon blanc. Some of the more famous wine areas include Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley and Margret River.

    Region Description


    Victoria is located in south east Australia. With over 600 wineries, Victoria has more wine producers than any other Australian wine-producing state but ranks third in overall wine production due to the lack of a mass bulk wine-producing area like South Australia's Riverland and New South Wales's Riverina. Winemaking is spread out across the state and features premier wine regions such as Heathcote, Rutherglen and the Yarra Valley. Single varietal wines produced in the region include the Australian mainstays of Shiraz and Chardonnay as well as the more obscure Viognier, Pinot noir, Graciano and Tannat. The style of wine ranges from full body red wine to Madeira-like fortified wines such as Liqueur Muscat.