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Holyman Pinot Noir

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Holyman Pinot Noir

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Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
Another step in the right direction for this wine, showing a greater integration of aromas, greater poise and balance too. The nose threads some ripe raspberry, maraschino and fresh red cherry, gentle sappy elements and hints of ripe herbs to good effect. On the palate some fine, tight tannins carry bright, crunchy red fruits, and acidity sits bright throughout. It could certainly use more time, but this is nicely weighted and has all the structure and balance in place to deliver some real pleasure down the track for those who can wait.
Good Wine Guide 2013
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
The estate-level pinot from Holyman has a dark, deep hue in the glass and smells of forthright ripe summer berry, plum and dark-cherry fruits, violets, baking spices and cassis - it's very concentrated, impressive and just an infant at this stage. It's a daringly concentrated, essence-like wine on the palate, with bracing acidity behind ripe dark-cherry and plum-flavoured fruits. Ripe, smooth-sheeted tannins run the entire length - Holyman's finest yet!
The Good Wine Guide 2012
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
Smooth as silk. A joy to drink. It has spicy redcurrant flavours with support from sophisticated French oak, and a long mouth-watering finish. To smell, to taste, to contemplate - this has it all going on. Not a great deal of tannin but then, that just makes it easier to drink. Pour into the biggest glassware you have, please.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Bright cherry fruit here, very direct and pure, with precise aromatics, fine, gentle spice and complexing oak in the background and some game meats lurking below. Terrific palate shape and bright, pure fruit here; has shape and builds smoothly. Solid oak supports fine yet sturdy tannins with a balanced, sweet spice finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
Joe Holyman's pinot noir could one day be Tasmania's hottest pinot. The 2006 swept all before it, and this 2007 has elite qualities about it too. It is made from 22-year-old vines - old in Australian pinot noir terms. There's a purity of flavour here that is far beyond the norm. It's quite gorgeous. It feels satiny in your mouth, with boysenberried, dark-cherried flavour wrapped in a light shawl of cedary, quality oak. It has length, structure and great impact; the only concern is a sensation of alcohol warmth. Top-notch wine, though.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009

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