12 Black Mountain Pinot Noir ($6.99) 

Occasionally you get to try wines which don't really impress but which also could have been just a little better give a bit more quality control. The tannins in this wine overpower the delicate fruit so much that its like chewing matchsticks. The description of "lingering silky tannins" uses a lot of poetic license and perhaps if the word silky had been omitted, then it would have been nearer the truth. So in the spirit of 'taking one for the team' we bring you this review.

© John Holmes 2014