Frogmore Creek Pinot Noir 2009 (12 x 750mL), TAS.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $36

$29.90 per Bottle
$358.80 per case
This item is sold out

To view similar items click here.

Overview

Spring of 2008 saw the return of the ‘1 in 50 years’ severe frost to many vineyards, followed by the strong roaring forties trade winds during flowering. These events limited yields across the state, particularly with Pinot Noir. A cool summer and autumn let the moderate crops ripen slowly, intensifying flavour concentration and colour in the red varieties. Small berries meant a higher skin to juice ratio than normal, resulting in wines with slightly more texture and structure.

Region:
TAS - Tasmania
State:
Tasmania
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Would you buy this pinot noir, self-described on the back label 'the wine has concentrated aromas of dark chocolate, mocha and maraschino cherries... with jammy and concentrated fruit'? Incredibly youthful colour; takes pinot noir to the ultimate expression of fully ripe fruits and has remained largely unchanged over the 3 years since first tasted. Rating 93 - Drink by 2018 - James Halliday, Austalian Wine Companion (DEC/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Concentrated aromas of dark chocolate, mocha and maraschino cherries.

Palate

Rich and full texture supported by some delicate silky tannins, jammy and concentrated fruit.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013

Vintage
2009
Region
TAS - Tasmania
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

Brand Profile Image

Frogmore Creek is a Pacific Rim joint venture, the owners being Tony Scherer of Tasmania and Jack Kidwiler of California. The business has grown very substantially by first establishing its own organically managed vineyard, and thereafter by a series of acquisitions. First was the purchase of the Hood/Wellington Wines business previously owned by Andrew Hood; next was the purchase of the large Roslyn Vineyard near Campania; and finally (in October 2010) the acquisition of Meadowbank Estate, where the cellar door is now located.

Alain Rousseau - Senior Winemaker

Alain Rousseau hails from an old vigneron family in Vallet of the Loire Valley region of France. He was formally trained at the prestigious Dijon University of Burgundy, before returning to the Loire to work at Château du Cléray.

In 1991 Alain and his wife moved to Tasmania, joining the local wine industry at its infancy. For a decade he worked with Domaine A and Moorilla Estate, gaining many accolades for his Tasmanian wines.

After four year sojourn at Sirromet winery in Southern Queensland, Alain returned to Tasmania in 2004 to work with Frogmore Creek, developing and refining their wine styles.

View Frogmore Creek website

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING

Loading content...
Loading content...

Peace of Mind