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2015 Josef Chromy Pinot Noir

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Smart wine this one. A smart wine from a producer that is continuing to build it's reputation for quality Tasmanian booze at very fair prices. Indeed this might be their best wine to date - a medium to full bodied Pinot Noir that carries plenty of the deeper richer fleshy flavours of Northern Tasmania, but still with that all important Tasmanian acidity. Yes. Tasty Pinot indeed.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Red with bright purple hues

Aroma: Intense lifted nose of red cherries and wild forest fruit with hints of toasted oak and spice

Palate: Lifted bright, sweet wild berries and sour cherries with hints of cardamom and clove. The palate is finely structured with silky tannins and rich dark chocolate that leads to a long focused finish. Restrained oak is well integrated and provides support for the bright primary fruit

Cellaring: Whilst approachable now, the richness of fruit and fine tannins will reward you, after careful cellaring with a complex, spicy wine. Optimum cellaring now to 2023

Food pairing notes: Pork Belly or Confit duck

Alc/vol: 14.0%

expert reviews about

2015 Josef Chromy Pinot Noir

Expert Reviews

Nick Stock (2013 Vintage) says
The quality on offer here is striking, marrying the best of attractive ripe red and dark fruit characters with earthy spice and more savoury complexity, some blue fruits too, really engaging. The palate is wrapped together with fine even tannin and holds a wealth of perfectly ripe sweet cherry and mulberry flavoured fruit flesh. Fine texture, long and precise, it frames the finish up beautifully, leaving a gently toasty, precise and juicy impression. Drink in 2016.
Tasting Report: Tasmanian Pinot Noir June 25th, 2014.
96
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
The features of this wine are an insight into its creator, with savoury 'European' notes a dominant feature; dark plums, cold tea, Asian spices and a damp forest floor on the bouquet lead to a silky and alluring palate, where the quite substantial tannins lurk in waiting, to reveal an extremely long and expansive conclusion.
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
94
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
This has a bright, ripe and yet lilting charm to the fruit aromas on the nose, with some ripe cherries and red fruits, a little plum too, some leafy nuances and sweet spicy oak in the mix _ a complex and engaging young Pinot Noir. The palate s fine tannins stretch the entire length and breadth with both energy and verve, carrying ripe and precise red fruit flavours long and even, lifting bright and juicy through the finish. Lovely poise and balance here.
2015
Good Wine Guide
94
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
To 2017
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
92

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