This is an exceptional value Pinot Noir from Tasmania. Fruit was sourced from select vineyards on the East Coast and the Derwent, Tamar and Coal River Valleys, with the wine spending ten months maturing in French oak. The 2019 vintage of the Strelley Farm Estate Pinot Noir was awarded 96 points in the Halliday Wine Companion 2022, and we think the 2022 tastes even better.
Bright and juicy cherry and plum flavours lift the palate alongside savoury earthy spice. Light tannins add texture to the mouthfeel and a vibrant acidity lends a harmonious finish to this wine.
Perfumed aromas of ripe plum, raspberry and dark cherry supported by subtle oak spice.
Bright and juicy red fruit flavours upfront are underscored by a dense core of dark cherry and supple oak tannin.
Exceptional drinking over the next five to seven years.
One of the coolest and wettest Octobers in history hampered flowering and reduced yields by 30-40%. A cooler ripening period produced wines with lower alcohol, slightly higher acidity and greater elegance.
A blend of 37% Derwent Valley, 34% Tamar Valley, 23% East Coast and 6% Coal River Valley fruit. Small parcels were fermented separately in open top fermenters with twice daily cap management. Ten months maturation in new (20%) and seasoned French oak prior to blending and bottling.
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- pH: 3.57
- Acidity (TA): 5.80 g/L
Pan-seared Tasmanian trout with a lemon, thyme and butter sauce and seasonal salad.
Australian Pinot Noir Challenge 2023
Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion 2024
Fresh, attractive varietal flavour with spice notes inlaid and high drinkability all-around. If you have an itch to drink Pinot Noir, this scratches it pretty well. It offers sweet-sour cherry flavours, cedar-smoked oak, a touch of mint and a flash of undergrowth. It feels shy/abbreviated on the finish when it's first opened, but given a little time to breathe, it extends nicely.