I've had the pleasure of visiting the Centennial Vineyards Cellar Door on a few occasions but my most recent visit was the first time back in a number of years. Based on my most recent experience it will definitely become a more regular stop on newly increased travel within the area due to family now living in the vicinity. Centennial Vineyards has a vast range of wines available to taste, and I recommend you try them all, but let's talk about this Pinot!
Lighter in colour than your standard Pinot Noir with an almost 'lolly' red hue. Truth be told I've had rosé wines darker in colour than this. On the nose I'll admit, I was reaching to get anything distinctive but I got some faint earthy notes and red berry fruits. On the palate, it was like silk! It is just so damn easy to drink that it could go something like this - one sip, two sips.... bottle! There are fresh, juicy red fruits and just a whole lotta 'smooth' going on here. In some ways, I see it as being a red wine that even 'white only' drinkers may like, without suggesting it tastes anything like a white wine.
Centennial Vineyards 2016 Bong Bong Pinot Noir
Price - $20 from Centennial Vineyards website
Region - NSW Southern Highlands
Final Sip - Lighter and just different to many of the Pinot's I've been drinking lately, but in a good way! I'll definitely be ordering more!