Sunday, November 27, 2011

Best's Great Western Young Vines Pinot Meunier 2010

This was a real head turner! The Best's Great Western Young Vines Pinot Meunier 2010 is one of the best wines tasted this week and a no-brainer for the new winelist at Albert Street Food & Wine. Gorgeous tart red fruit on the nose and also in the palate, with biting acidity and tame and polite tannins makes this wine a wonderful summer red as well as sticking away for a couple of years I reckon.

Drink with slow cooked kaiserfleisch
Drink till 2015
Screwcap 12%v/v about $25


  1. Nabbed a bottle of this from Bottega Tasca in Lygon St. Delighted to find a review online as I was won over by the retailer without knowing a thing about the wine. Sounds like my money was well spent.

  2. Completely disagree. The wine is short, lacks structure and complexity, and has a bit of heat on the palate.
    BIG disappointment!

  3. Hello Dec 2 Anonymous. Did you purchase a bottle or a glass?
    I will report back to this blog once I've cracked the screwcap.
    Cheers, Matthew (Nov 29 Anonymous)

  4. I'm with Tim on this one. Involving bouquet of berries and a dab of green and undergrowth. Barely medium bodied and softly textured, the wine surfs home on a long, integrated wash of acidity. Tannins were very light and fine, so I'm not 100% sure about cellaring. I didn't find the acid obtrusive or too bright, especially after a quick decant and the wine went very well with a mixed cold platter of meats and antipasto. Sure it's very pinot noir like, but if you like that variety your money is well spent on this Best's meunier. Cheers Matthew.

  5. Couldnt agree more with you Matthew. Its still on the pour as well atAlbert St Food & Wine.