(2022) Victoria's Yering Station produce this Pinot which, I have noted, has some less than favourable reviews on the Waitrose web site (it's exclusive to Waitrose). It might not be the world's greatest Pinot, but I suspect those claiming it is 'thin' and 'vinegary' really, really don't understand Pinot Noir. It is pale to medium in colour, with a nose of twigs and bracken, damp forest floor, cherries and light tobacco spices. It's certainly no fruit bomb blockbuster, but that's as it should be for this delicate variety. In the mouth there is more of those red fruit tones, a little smoky oak character and fairly lean and grippy tannins and acids. That does give a certain spicy austerity to the finish, but in turn that makes it food friendly. On offer at £9.99 until 27th December 2022.