We are very pleased to announce the release of our two Pinot Noir wines from the 2015 vintage – our 2015 limited release Reserve Pinot Noir and also our 2015 Estate Pinot Noir! More details on each of these wines are below….
2015 Reserve Pinot Noir As we have mentioned previously, this wine was awarded the Medallion (Trophy) for “Best Pre 2016 Pinot Noir” at the 2018 WineWise Championship which is an invitation only event exclusively for wines that have already been awarded a gold medal in a selected list of wine shows. The judges commented that our 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir was “Full flavoured and substantial” and “definitely one to cellar”. It also won gold medals at the 2018 Tasmanian Wine Show and the 2017 Royal Melbourne Wine Show. This is a complex and powerful wine, fragrant aromas of dark cherry, blueberries and violets flowing onto a palate showing intense flavours of dark cherry and raspberry, matched by subtle tannins. With excellent length and balance this limited release wine can be enjoyed now, yet will also reward careful cellaring, and is substantial enough to match rich beef dishes such as Cape Grim beef cheeks. More details of this wine can be found here.
2015 Estate Pinot Noir We are very proud that this wine was selected late last year as one of only six Southern Hemisphere 2015 Pinot Noir wines to take part in the invitation only 2018 Stonier International Pinot Noir Tasting. This tasting pits the best Pinot Noir wines of the Northern Hemisphere against the best from the Southern Hemisphere in a blind taste off in Sydney for the elite of the wine industry, including wine writers James Halliday, Huon Hooke, Peter Bourne, Max Allen and Gary Walsh. While we don’t have reviews from all these wine writers (we expect James’ review to be in his 2019 Wine Companion, to be released in August) both Huon and Gary have published reviews. Huon awarded this wine 95 points, commenting “Full-bodied, fleshy, dense and high-extract. A big wine, with lots of persistence…” while Gary awarded it 94 points, writing that the wine showed “Dark cherry, spice, earthy minerally stuff, bit of oak. Fleshy graphite tannin, slight tang to close, length and power. Flamboyant, but very good”.” Made in our traditional fuller bodied style, this cool climate Pinot Noir has a spicy dark cherry nose and an intense dark fruit palate, supported by fine grained tannins. This wine may be enjoyed now or confidentially cellared and you can’t go past the traditional roast duck as an excellent foods match. More details of this wine can be found here.
You can purchase these wines via our secure online shop here – remember that you can mix and match and the minimum order is only 6 bottles.
Finally, a comment on stock levels. The fruit from the 2015 vintage was of excellent quality, with perfect balance between flavour and physiological ripeness – however, yields were significantly down across all southern Australian states, including Tasmania, and so we expect this wine will will sell out well before Christmas.