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2010 Domaine A Pinot Noir

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2010 Domaine A Pinot Noir

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Strong, clear crimson-purple; combines power and elegance, depth and length - all this in Domaine As second label; plum, black cherry and some foresty nuances play throughout the long palate. A long life ahead.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
94
Louise Radman (2008 Vintage) says
A vivacious cool climate style driven by bright primary fruit and florals. Opens with a vibrant aromatic profile of scented red cherry blossom & a suggestion of mint. Plenty of briary red berry flavour & forest floor nuances from nearby eucalypts. Supple and approachable with true varietal character & thrilling acid tension.
2010 - 2015
92
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2011
92
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Excellent hue for its age, still predominantly purple; an extremely powerful and concentrated pinot, needing another 5 or so years to unfurl its petals; a high-quality, perfectly inserted cork should prevent oxidation.
2020
Australian Wine Companion 2012
95
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Unusually dark and minty, with assertive aromas of redcurrants, cassis, blackberries and dark plums backed by notes of menthol, mocha/chocolate oak and animal hide. Rich and firm, it presents shiraz-like power and richness, with a deep presence of beetroot, dark cherry and plum-like flavour underpinned by a drying, powdery backbone and knit with chocolatey oak. It's persistent, polished and finely honed, and should be interesting to watch into the future.
The Australian Wine Annual
89
Louise Radman (2006 Vintage) says
A pedigree pinot noir born of a great year in the Coal River Valley. Layers of complexity evolve in the glass to reveal wild cherry & blueberry fruits, Asiatic spices & rose bud with an underlying smoky thread. Svelte & sensual with effortless balance & finesse.
95
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Exceptionally deep purple-red; as heroically concentrated as the bouquet suggests, and still needing years for its black fruits to open up, its tannins to soften. In the unique Domain A style. High-quality, perfectly inserted cork should do the job.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Deep, closed and layered, this brooding young pinot is awaiting its time to flourish in several years to come. Dark and spicy with a deep, but restrained perfume of rose petals, sweet black and red cherries, a hint of dark plum and restrained cedary, dusty vanilla oak, it has a sumptuous, elegant palate of fullish to medium weight. Deep and layered, with a restrained presence of fruit underpinned by fine, grainy tannin, it's long and tightly knit with tight-grained oak, finishing with a lingering core of fruit backed by suggestions of mint, underbrush and dried herbs.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
95
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
A style on the move with a different character to most Tasmanian pinot, perfumed black fruit, mint and sage while the palates are bigger and more thick set with soft tannins
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
85
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Bright and clear, but quite developed; complex foresty/savoury secondary fruit characters throughout.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A long, elegant and slightly herbaceous pinot with a minty, slightly confectionery aroma of maraschino cherries and red berries. It's juicy, smooth and luscious, with meaty flavours of cherries, plums and raspberries supported by dusty tannins and finishing quite savoury, with hints of green and menthol.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
87
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
A style on the move with a different character to most Tasmanian pinot, perfumed black fruit, mint and sage while the palates are bigger and more thick set with soft tannins.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
85
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Likely to become quite meaty and savoury with age, this fragrant and fine-grained pinot has a charmingly smooth palate supported by fine-grained, bony tannins. Scented with kernel-like aromas of red cherries, dark plums and marzipan over spicy nuances of cinnamon, it steadily builds on the palate, finishing long and dusty and leaving a lingering core of vibrant fruit.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Bright, youthful purple-red; tight spicy, savoury, lingering — almost minerally — fine tannins support the briary varietal fruit. A wine all about structure rather than primary fruit flavour.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
91
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
An assertive, powerful and slightly hard-edged pinot whose spicy clove and cinnamon-like fragrance of cherries, red plums and sweet cedar/vanilla oak is backed by nuances of mint and menthol. Its firm, polished palate of sour-edged cherry, currant and plum flavours is framed by fine, drying tannins. Backed by smoky oak and minty undertones of forest floor, it should become brighter and more elegant with time.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
90
Rob Geddes MW (2003 Vintage) says
A style on the move with a different character to most Tasmanian pinot, perfumed black fruit, mint and sage while the palates are bigger and more thick set with soft tannins
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
86
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Exceptional depth and hue; no less exceptionally powerful and dense in the mouth, with dark plummy fruit the overall extract controlled. A rare pinot noir needing 5 years, and guaranteed for 10 years.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
Rob Geddes MW (2002 Vintage) says
A style on the move with a different character to most Tasmanian pinot, perfumed black fruit, mint and sage while the palates are bigger and more thick set with soft tannins
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
89
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Strong red-purple; powerful, complex, savoury dark fruit aromas flow into a massively powerful and complex palate, with strong dark fruit flavours; in its own style at 14.5°.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
89
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
Minty, meaty pinot whose spicy, rose petal-like bouquet of maraschino cherries, liqueur chocolate and dried herbs reveals undertones of restrained oak and eucalypt. Minty eucalypt notes underpin its smooth and richly textured palate. Long and persistent, its intense dark, briary fruits are framed by firm, astringent tannins.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
92
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Healthy red-purple; rich plum, black cherry, spice and bramble aromas lead into a generously proportioned, super-rich palate which challenges many preconceptions about Tasmanian Pinot Noir. Whether this amount of power and flavour is desirable will depend on personal style perceptions, but you cannot doubt either the presence of the wine today nor its longevity. Thirteen and a half degrees alcohol, unfiltered; less than 100 cases made.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
91

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