I read in the Epicure section of The Age on Tuesday an enthusiastic recommendation for De Bortoli’s Windy Peak Pinot Noir. At Dan Murphy’s liquor stores the 2010 was retailing tonight at under $10 a bottle. Its not great pinot but it is very, very good – fragrant bouquet and simple strawberry flavours. Good acidity and aftertaste. I’ve drunk plenty of pinots at 2-3 times the price that were no better and some that were inferior. Even 10 years ago Australian vineyards were not known for their production of the premier grape varieties pinot and chardonnay. Now they produce many great wines and some – like this Windy Peak – which are priced in a way that must scare the pants off their competitive opposition.
Very good quality wine – great price.