100% Pinot Noir from our own vineyard located at Kayena on the West Tamar. This resulted in fruit harvested in excellent condition with good ripeness and pristine varietal fruit characters.
- TAS - Tasmania
95 Points / Best of the best by variety Clear, bright crimson hue; precisely calibrated fruit on both bouquet and palate, with damson plum and cherry flavours; fine, silky palate with a long finish. James Halliday Wine Companion 2010 Jun-09
93 Points. Here’s a richer Tasmanian take on Pinot, all dark cherries and muscular oak, attractive and assertive. The palate follows with direct flavoursome style packed with ripe fruits and plenty of toasty, meaty oak complexity, brightly buoyed by acid throughout. Impressive indeed! Nick Stock Wine Buiness Monthly Jul-09
A nicely balanced pinot wilh the right amount Of sweet fruit, astringency and oak spice Very food-friendly. Greg Duncan Powell Vouge Entertaining & Travel Sep-09
Very Good. A lighter, leaner and more tightly structured style …. with distinct sweet brandied-cherry aromas and flavours with touches of stalk and feral complexities, the palate supple, intense and nicely balanced promising to build more complexity, depth and body over time. Graeme Philips Sunday Tasmanian 5 Apr-09
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright deep red with purple/crimson tints.
Very attractive ripe fruit aromas with hints of mulberry and bramble berry, a touch of rich fruit cake and a dusting of cinnamon spice. This is backed up by some smoky oak providing additional complexity.
Ripe up-front fruit flavours of strawberries and red currants with just a dash of more meaty flavours. This intensity of ripe fruit gives round mouthfilling flavours leading to a long gentle finish with fine, silky tannins and excellent length and persistence. Maturation in French oak barriques is showing through with subtle spiciness and just a little extra grip on the palate without in any way dominating the wine. The overall impression is a satisfying level of flavour with great balance and softness.