Here we have a curvy style of pinot noir out of Tassie that is begging for a little more time in bottle. Aromas of ripe red currants, strawberries, dried herbs and white pepper decorate the nose, whilst the palate is light to medium-bodied but really packs a punch, with juicy red fruit flavours, subtle spice, fine sandy tannins, and a taut finish.
Appearance: Soft cherry red with a faint crimson youthful hue. Minimal filtration evident in the softness of colour.
Nose: right nose with cooler rhubarb and green herbs sitting atop riper raspberry and red cherry fruits. Pink and red florals, and delicate fruit spice too. With time in the glass herbal notes become more dried leaf/dried mint with fruit depth becoming obvious.
Palate: Medium to light but nice silky texture from minimal filtration. Tart rhubarb and raspberry fruits again sit out from the sweeter red cherry and floral flavours. Plenty of acidity drives a real freshness. Soft grainy tannins, mainly from the whole bunches, add some structure around which the wine will evolve nicely. This will ‘sweeten’ nicely with time in bottle.