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Tamar Ridge - Pinot Noir 2016

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: Tasmania
  • Wine Maker: Tom Ravech
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.00
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
JS: 93 (2013) JH: 93 (2014) WF: 91 (2012)

Wine tasting notes

The 2012 Pinot Noir shows a deep intense magenta and purple colour. The nose is elegant with berry fruits and some spicy, cedar notes. On the palate the wine is medium bodied with spicy savoury dark cherry flavours. The French oak barriques used in maturing this wine provide structure and intensity while being perfectly integrated. Typical Tamar Ridge tannins are balanced by supple fruit character that builds into a long, silky finish.

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

James Suckling (2013)93 pts

Very attractive bright red berry fruits in the raspberry, strawberry and cherry spectrum with a fresh rose petal perfume layer too; really perfumed and attractive. The palate has a smooth, light and silky feel. Glossy ripe red fruit flavors sit amid fine bright tannins; nicely balanced, approachable and fresh. Drink now.

James Halliday (2014)93 pts

Bright colour; a lively, fresh, almost crisp, red-berried pinot with spicy/foresty/fine tannins providing contrast and complexity ? and considerable length to the finish and aftertaste. Far from the simple wine it might first appear to be.

Wine Front (2012)91 pts

Cherry, berry, red fruit – very fresh, gently sweet perfume. Touch of graphite too. Has some sweetness to taste, a crisp, light, fine chalky ribbons of tannin profile and the flavours are contained in a sleek, slender dart-shaped parcel of fruit. Fresh, fine, elegant, tightly wound. Great this.

Vinification Notes

Fruit was destemmed and left to cold soak for several days prior to ferment. Fermentation then took place in open fermenters with regular plunging. Once dry, the ferment was pressed off to barrel using a basket press. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place over 12 months in a combination of new to 4 year old French oak barriques with approx 20% new oak used.