Price:  £16.95 | Case Rate: £16.13
Ex Tax: £14.13

Tamar Ridge - Devil`s Corner Pinot Noir 2017

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: Tasmania
  • Wine Maker: Tom Ravech
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.00
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 88 (2009) VS: 87 (2013) JR: 15.5 (2013) WS: 89 (2009) JS: 93 (2013) JH: 89 (2014) WF: 89 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

A strongly perfumed style redolent of spicy black cherry, dark fruits and hints of raspberries. The wine displays a juicy, sweet-fruit middle palate with soft, ripe tannins and fresh acidity. This Pinot Noir is brightly coloured with youthful purple tones. Made as a fruit-driven drink-now style with generous flavours, this delicious cool-climate Tasmanian Pinot Noir can also be cellared confidently for up to three years.

Winery Information

Tamar Ridge

The Tamar Ridge range of wines offers pristine varietal definition, great purity of fruit character and the refreshing acidity which is the hallmark of genuine cool-climate wine.

Great wines are made in the vineyard and it is the exceptional fruit grown at the Kayena Vineyard that forms the cornerstone of the Tamar Ridge and Devil

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2009)88 pts

June 2011 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2009 Devil's Corner Pinot Noir has pronounced earthy notes of damp soil, moss and tree bark over ripe raspberries, warm cranberries and fennel seed. Medium bodied, the palate gives a very good concentration of earthy / savory flavors with very crisp acid, a medium level of fine to medium grained tannins and a long finish.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2013)87 pts

Mar 2016 - Pale, vivid red. Aromas of redcurrant, cherry skin and white pepper, with a hint of dried rose emerging with air. Dry and tightly wound, offering bitter cherry and peppery spice flavors and a touch of musky rhubarb. Fine-grained tannins come in late on the finish. In a taut, nervy style and in need of a bit more flesh.-- Josh Raynolds

JancisRobinson.com (2013)15.5 pts

Sept 2014 - Very pale ruby. This seems to have followed the burgundian recipe slavishly, down to the slight funkiness on the nose. Then sweet, pure fruit - perhaps just a tad too sweet? And a bit hollow.

Wine Spectator (2009)89 pts

Oct 2010 - Light and peppery, with a tangy feel to the dark berry and spice flavors, persisting nicely against refined tannins.

James Suckling (2013)93 pts

June 2014 - An attractive floral nose that offers up plenty of ripe red and dark cherry fruits, as well as a gentle thread of spicy complexity, really fresh. The palate has impressive depth and detail, really supple and even, fruit flavours hold nicely through juicy acid tannin balance, long dark cherry finish. Superb value. Drink now.

James Halliday (2014)89 pts

From east coast vineyards. Brightly hued, and a spicy cherry bouquet leads into a lively palate, more savoury than fruity, but hey, this is a $20 Tasmanian pinot. Gather ye rosebuds.

Wine Front (2013)89 pts

Aug 2014 - Sourced from Tamar Valley and East Coast vineyards. Raised on leather, with flesh on her mind. Very fresh amaro-like red fruit and spice character. Touch herbal too. Crisp and clean, quite sweet fruit character, fine, chalky tannins, good length of flavour and vitality in tow. Feels pretty simple, but pleasing, and fresh (again). Good drinking, particularly for warmer weather.

Vinification Notes

The fruit was crushed and fermented on skins in static fermenters using an air maceration technique that allows gentle extraction of colour and tannins without overpowering the wine