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Dalrymple Estate Pinot Noir

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Dalrymple Estate Pinot Noir

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WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
A true gamey pinot nose. Nice, spicy, strawberry flavours, sweet oak and grippy tannins.
WINESTATE Volume 34 - Special Edition 2011
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
The Cottage Block, a tiny sliver of vines on the northern edge of the plantings, was selected as a standout in 2009 and bottled separately. It's a beautifully articulated wine that has a smooth sheen of complex spice sitting across bright, ripe summer berry fruit aromas - impressive finesse and elegance here. The palate's a swirling pool of fleshy dark-cherry and plum fruit, smoothly sheeted tanin and bright, balanced acidity. A very composed wine - as seems to be the emerging pattern at Dalrymple. This wine is right at the forefront of great Tasmanian pinot noir.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
96
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright, light colour; very similar to Barringwood Park Forest Raven; supple, silky red fruits; clear, fresh finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
90
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
A combined bottling from blocks D and F, as a 'best of vineyard' assembly from the 2008 vintage, this has engaging complexity; give it plenty of air to open up. Toasted spices, some ripe, dark herbal aromas, some pencil-shaving oak aromas, strong game meats. The palate's elegantly captured, with fine, even tannins and bright, musky red fruits, airy and elegant, and a nice acid presence to light the way through the finish. Balanced and juicy, smoky finish. An overall less-is-more approach - great focus and length.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
93
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
Ever so fresh - fragrant and fruity and inviting. Drink it and the fun rolls on. It tastes of boysenberries and Turkish delight, cedary oak and strawberries. There's something quite mesmerising about it; you take a sniff and a swig, and suddenly you want to keep diving back for more. And more. There are some undergrowth-like flavours here too, adding extra complexity and personality. We love everything about this wine.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
93
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Red cherry, almost maraschino, flavours; light- medium-bodied, and has balance and length
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
87
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
Beautiful structure. Satiny texture. Enough flavour, but not too much. This is a pinot noir with a lot going for it. It tastes of coffee grounds and blueberries, dark cherries and pine. It has foresty characters and quite a bit of sex appeal. Drinking it was a joy. Its pucker of tannin will hold it in good stead if you wish to pop it in the cellar too.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
93

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