It's not deep in colour, but this classy pinot has depth of character. From the Besen family's beautiful Yarra Valley property, it opens plummy, gamey and sensuously rich. Earth, spice and briar touches add interest, as does skilful oak treatment. The velvety palate is rich and sustained, with the tannic backbone to support bottle age. (Screw cap; 13.5 per cent alcohol.)
Ageing? Two to eight years.
Food ideas Confit duck; beef fillet