Attwoods Wines Old Hog 2012 Pinot Noir Geelong

Beautiful color and viscosity in the glass. Aromas of dark cherries, forest, and herbs and spices.  I get weird red capsicum herbaceous aromas which carry on to the palate. Palate is large scaled, dense and thick with smoky spice and heavy red fruits.  Stylistically this is a very interesting Pinot, but the herbaceous character is strange. The Chatto Pinot had similar aromas, maybe unripe whole bunch, unripe stems, proximity to trees or some other weird contamination is causing this. Shame – this would receive 5 extra points if not for this. 89/100.