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2020 Airlie Bank Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

Super bargain Pinot Noir from Tim Shand and the Punt Road crew. Mid-week quaffing of the highest order.

$20.00

Rated 4.3 out of 5
Based on 4 reviews
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All-round deliciousness of drinking... Love this.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Wine lovers the world over are constantly on the hunt for that elusive creature; affordable, delicious Pinot Noir. You may end your search now!

Tim Shand's latest offering in the Airlie Bank range is a stunner. From the 2019 vintage, this has freshness, perfume, pure red Pinot fruit and surprisingly savoury tannin.

Quite simply one of Australia's best value Pinot Noirs. Back up the truck!

About Punt Road

Punt Road are one of the movers and shakers of the Yarra Valley.

With a focus on premium Estate grown wines, a beautiful cellar door, and more than reasonable pricing, these guys have accumulated a great following.

Tim Shand is the winemaker and his creativity and skill are the perfect matches for the stunning fruit yielded off the Punt Road Estate in Coldstream Hills.

Punt Road winery
Punt Road winery
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Made with Cru Beaujolais as an inspiration.  Picked in the red fruit spectrum. Unfined,  Minimal filtration.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Tim Shand, winemaker
Tim Shand, winemaker
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Dunno how he does it but this is just fantastic drinking. Fresh red berries, gentle wisps of tannin, a savoury spine running through the core - it's right on the money. Drinking pleasure high for the low asking price. No wonder these guys are making a name as one of the best value wineries in the Yarra. Great stuff. - Different Drop Wine Team

92Points
The Wine Front

"You’ll likely buy it for less than the RRP listed here, which is a good thing for the consumer. Another excellent wine from the master of complexity at entry level prices, Tim Shand. Orange peel, amaro herbs, red fruit, spicy, and very savoury. It’s light, kind of juicy, but bright and complex, sappy and a little bit ‘out there’, slight smokiness, energy and crunch, and all-round deliciousness of drinking. Finish is good. Love this." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Delicious - easy drinking, sweeter than the average, full of berries and jam

A great wine - have reordered multiple times, easy drinking, delicious, goes with everything.

This wine is my new favourite.

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A dry Pinot, direct, highly drinkable

A zesty wine that doesn’t try too hard. It’s balanced and not overly fruity.

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Good value Pinot

There aren't many better Australian Pinot Noir's at this price point and drinking well now

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Good drinking

Easy drinking, light with ample fruit. Great quaff at the price.

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