Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 279,056 strong:

Register Today!

De Bortoli Wines - Yarra Valley Gulf Station Pinot Noir 2012 Wine Review

De Bortoli Wines - Yarra Valley Gulf Station Pinot Noir 2012

De Bortoli Wines - Yarra Valley Gulf Station Pinot Noir 2012

Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 4

  Add My Review

Price: $19.95

Drink: 2013-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: De Bortoli Wines - Yarra Valley

Agent: Dionysus Wines & Spirits Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Terrific! A gorgeous, silky pinot noir with layers of fleshy black cherries and a satin-rich texture. The grapes for this wine come from the Brookland Vineyard and provide great balance of fruit ripeness and some zingy acidity. Try this vibrant red wine with cheese pizza.

Pinot Noir food pairings: chicken, pasta, planked salmon, braised lamb, roast beef, rosemary pork tenderloin.

Delightful Duck Wine

This De Bortoli Wines - Yarra Valley Gulf Station Pinot Noir 2012 was reviewed on May 24, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2018  2017  2015  2013  2011 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A yummy-delicious bright Pinot Noir from Australia's Yarra Valley.
Aromatic sour cherry and mocha, leading to more cherry, mocha, earth and vanilla on the palate. Lively acidity and long finish, starts with cherry and melts into long mocha echos.

Grab a few bottles now for you Thanksgiving turkey or duck, sure to be a hit!
13% lcbo# 15511 Terrific value at $19.95.
Les Kovacs rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Yes this was terrific. Cherry and a bit earthy. We both enjoyed it.
The 2012 vintage was spectacular for Australia. This full-bodied red wine shows that intensity in the glass. - Community Wine reviews

If you liked the De Bortoli Wines - Yarra Valley Gulf Station Pinot Noir 2012, you might also like these wines:




Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Angels Gate White Wine
Chardonnay 2015,
Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A. ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 279,056 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award