Red Wine Reviews & Tasting Notes Pirie South Pinot Noir 2006
 

Pirie South Pinot Noir 2006 Review & Tasting Notes

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The 2006 Pirie South Pinot Noir is a deep, dark purple-red but it also has a slight coppery coloring around the edges. The aromas of the Pirie South are fairly slight and dominated by berry and tart cherry. This dry, full-bodied Pinot Noir has strong tannins, smooth acidity, and an extended finish. The flavors are tart berries and fruit, though rather low in intensity.

Pirie South Pinot Noir 2006 Tasting Notes & Review

Color & Clarity
The 2006 Pirie South Pinot Noir is a deep, dark purple-red but it also has a slight coppery coloring around the edges.

Nose
The aromas of the Pirie South are fairly slight and dominated by berry and tart cherry.

Palate
This dry, full-bodied Pinot Noir has strong tannins, smooth acidity, and an extended finish. The flavors are tart berries and fruit, though rather low in intensity.

Food Pairing

Pairing Pirie South Pinot Noir 2006 with Cheeses

  • Cheddar Cheese (aged): When paired with aged Cheddar cheese, the 2006 Pirie South Pinot Noir becomes more acidic and has a stronger flavor. Overall, this is a good pairing that is worth trying.
  • Cheddar Cheese (young): When paired with younger Cheddar cheese, however, there isn't a great deal of change. It's a fair but pleasant combination.
  • Aged Gouda: The Pirie South Pinot Noir becomes smooth, drier, and more toasty when paired with aged Gouda.
  • Havarti: The Pirie South overpowers Havarti cheese, but it also becomes a bit fruitier so it's a fair combination.
  • Chevre: When paired with Chevre, this Pinot Noir becomes drier but also flatter. It's a mediocre combination at best.

Pairing Pirie South Pinot Noir 2006 with Meats

  • Mild Italian Sausage: When paired with mild Italian sausage, the Pirie South Pinot Noir becomes more aromatic, more acidic, and a bit sharper. It's a decent combination that's worth trying.

Pairing Pirie South Pinot Noir 2006 with Main Dishes

  • Grilled Steak: The flavors of the Pirie South become much bolder and stronger when paired with grilled steak. This is definitely a pairing that's worth trying and I expect that this Pinot Noir would be similarly good with other red meats — especially if grilled.

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Pirie South Pinot Noir 2006

Editor reviews

 
Overall Quality 
 
3.5
Reviewed by Austin    November 03, 2011
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Pirie South Pinot Noir

The Pirie South Pinot Noir is a really good Pinot to have with red meats and especially grilled meats.

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