Light crimson colours with ruby hues.
An alluring wine from the outset, this Pinot Noir exudes charm and sophistication. The nose offers a lifted perfume of dried cranberry, dark cherry and pomegranate fruits, threaded seamlessly with exotic spice notes of cinnamon, star anise and earthy sandalwood tones.
The palate is luminous with layers of complex dried red fruits and savoury spice framed with precise acid lines and plush powdered cocoa tannins.
Will reward careful cellaring of five to seven years from vintage.
Fruit for this wine was sourced from a single block in a small vineyard in the Tasman Peninsula. This wine was matured in large-format French oak for ten months (30% new) prior to being bottled.
- Alcohol: 14.0%
- pH: 3.50
- Acidity (TA): 5.9 g/L
Royal Hobart Wine Show 2020
Royal Hobart Wine Show 2021
Australian Pinot Noir Challenge 2021
Ray Jordan, The West Australian 2022
Gorgeous aromatic perfumed opening on the nose. This comes from a single Tasmanian vineyard on the Tasman Peninsula. The nose shows spicy cherry and raspberry character with slightly limestone, chalky characters merging with captivating spices. Has such beautiful tannins which almost glow in the dark as they carry the palate effortlessly forward to a long finish. The use of large-format oak contributes to the balance and integration. Combines texture and precision (best drinking: Now to 2029).
Tyson Stelzer, Halliday Wine Companion 2023
Hand-picked fruit from the Tasman Peninsula. Some whole bunches matured 10 months in 35% new large-format French oak barrels ... Bright, fragrant and lively, the tangy morello cherry, strawberry and raspberry fruits of the Tasman Peninsula are heightened by the dried herbs and Campari of whole bunches. This serves to render the finish firm, just a touch bitter in its interplay between stalk tannins, tart acidity and phenolic grip. All it needs is time to soften, and it's charged with the energy, stamina and persistence to hold out.