Wow, talk about an absolute bargain buy Pinot! The Peter Yealands’ label has always been good bang for buck, but this latest ’16 release of their Marlborough Pinot (yes, the one priced at the cheaper end of the scale) has cranked things up a notch!
It’s just taken out a seriously impressive Blue/Gold medal (judged with food) at one of the biggest wine shows in this part of the world, the Sydney International Wine Competition 2017! It then went on to get selected as one of the Top 100 best wines in the whole competition.
That’s an absolutely stellar effort for a Pinot going for a snip under $15 – other Pinots to take Gold in that category were the likes of Rockburn ($40), Peregrine ($40), Saint Clair Pioneer Block ($35-40)…and in fact Yealands’ own top shelf labels like their Peter Yealands Reserve and Winemaker’s Reserve!
Judged by a panel of leading winemakers and critics, including the likes of Trinity Hill’s Warren Gibson, who called it “Rich and concentrated“, and superstar winemaker Brent Marris of The Ned (formerly Wither Hills and Oyster Bay). Brent loved its “ripe sweet berry fruit” and its “ripe finish of ripe wild berries.”
A Gold medal & Top 100 Pinot priced like a midweek quaffer – happy days! Don’t be shy, grab a case or two. You can’t go wrong for the money! If you’re looking to pair it with food why not try the official dish the judges had it with in Sydney – duck breast with beetroot risotto!