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2015 Josef Chromy Pepik Pinot Noir

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Pepik is the traditional informal name given to men named Josef in the Czech Republic. Fittingly, this is an informal sort of Pinot Noir - one made with bright fruit and freshness, first and foremost, and then structure just behind. So much simple Pinot joy here.

Winemaker's Notes

Our Pepik range is designed to be consumed with food and friends! Brimming with aromas of raspberry and red mulberry, with hints of dark cherry, complex spice and smoky undertones.

Vibrant red in the glass, our Pepik Pinot Noir washes over the palate with bright red cherries, raspberry and subtle, juicy tannin.

Enjoy with salmon, roasted chicken or a spicy tomato pasta. Drink now to 2020.

Alc/vol: 14.0%

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2015 Josef Chromy Pepik Pinot Noir

Expert Reviews

James Suckling (2013 Vintage) says
The very appealing 2013 vintage has really played into the hands of this early release style pinot noir, with bright red and darker cherry pinot fruits nicely met by spicy, attractive complexity. The palate has impressive sweet fruited depth, blue and red fruit flavours sit juicy and bright, tannins frame it all up nicely - one of the best Pepik releases to date this offers well above expectation. Drink now.
93
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Brightly coloured, offering red and spiced black cherries on the bouquet, and following with a plump and juicy palate; a joyful wine to put a smile your face, especially at this price.
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
91
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2013
87
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
Distinctly pale and light more so than usual; this has a stronger oak presence than the 2010 and a slightly deeper fruit spectrum _ more cherries than strawberries. The palate s neatly strung between bright acid crunch and fine tannins there s tangy red berry fruit and a bright, crunchy, drink-now finish.
Now
Good Wine Guide
91
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
Looking for something to slot into the void between delicate rose and red-blooded pinot? This enticingly elegant and light-bodied pinot noir fits the bill. It's spicy, crunchy and loaded with red cherry and raspberry fruit, rose petal aromas and notes of pink pepper. Fine tannins, crunchy Tassie acidity and a long finish complete an enticing and laughably affordable package.
2012
Wine Taste Special Edition 80
91
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
I'm always on the hunt for the latest bargain pinot sensation but I never expected it to arrive from a boutique Tassie operation. A light chill will pep(ik) it up and enliven rose petal, red cherries and pepper.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
91
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
90
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
A very settled wine for its age, showing plenty of ripe and juicy fruits, strawberry, cherries, redcurrants, some lighter smoky mineral notes, geranium and bright violet florals. The palate brings plenty of crunchy juicy fruit appeal, strrawberry fruits and an easy-going rhythm. Lots to like here - great balance and easy appeal. Outstanding value here.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
90
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
A showpiece for the talented winemaking of Jeremy Dineen, this wine takes a tough vintage and massages it with beautifully controlled whole bunch spice and precisely textured tannins, keeping it all within a honed, linear and elegant shape.
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
89
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
Bright strawberry and cherry fruits, a very lifted and approachable wine with gentle musky perfume and a light herbal note too. Bright, fresh palate with more red berry and cherry fruit, flavour here; acidity is a salient feature and tannins sit light and breezy.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
This has been one of the bolters in the affordable pinot noir stakes in recent years. It doesn't announce itself in a flourish but, when you sit down and start drinking, it slowly but steadily occurs to you that this is a fantastic drink. It tastes of fresh strawberries, rose petals and cedarwood, and it is deceptively well structured. At the price it's a boomer -if we could knock back Peking duck and a bottle of this every Friday lunchtime, life would be grand.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
92
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
One of the highlights of the Guide this year was discovering this ripper from Tasmania. It's hard to fathom that you can get this great pinot noir for under $20. Plenty of cool resolve, fragrant dark cherry and strawberry fruits, bright and lifted. The palate rolls through in charming shape: smooth, fleshy and impeccably balanced. Grab It while you can!
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
93
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Has slightly more drive than the '05, with clearly expressed varietal fruit on both bouquet and palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
91
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Fresh cherry and strawberry fruit; good texture and structure, with minimal oak influence (9 months in old oak); 450 cases. Good value.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied; savoury/spicy/earthy/foresty aromas and flavours throughout.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
87

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