Monday 29 August 2011

"Do Not Spit" Sticks No. 29 Pinot!

It’s not all that often I find a Pinot that I could drink on a regular basis... they’re often just a little on the thin and savoury side for my everyday drink...

But low and behold – the current release 2010 Sticks No. 29 Pinot Noir from the Yarra Valley breaks the mould for me. It is, quite simply, stunning!

So rich and plump for a pinot! Amazing colour, nice peppery, clovey, cherry spice, it is just yum! Everything is so well balanced; I honestly cannot fault this wine

If you’re a Pinotphile, get amongst it! If, like me you struggle with Pinot, give this one a go, I think you’ll be more than pleasantly surprised!

So, now that I have finally found a favourite Australian Pinot Noir, it’s only fitting to listen to one of my all time favourite Australian metal albums, Damaged’s Do Not Spit.

Once upon a time this was the most brutal Australian metal I’d ever heard! And it has stood the test of time, still a good listen. Solid but darkly melodic. Growing up in Melbourne – always loved that cover!

Dust, Dreggs, Walk Blind, Don’t Spit.... all winey connotations if you see life like I do! Do enough contract winemaking and you too could be The Travellin’ Maniac! Take my word for it!
And how can anyone go wrong with a Celtic Frost cover?!

I am a big believer in spitting when I taste wines. I find it gives a different perspective, like skipping to the end of the book to read the last page before you start the story. It gives the whole picture before you get drunk and start to embellish!

But DO NOT SPIT too much of this one, it’s far too good to waste!


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