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Stoney Rise Pinot Noir

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Stoney Rise Pinot Noir

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James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Strinking purple-crimson; the fragrant, almost flowery, bouquet leads into a delicious palate of morello and red cherries; the mouthfeel is positively juicy, bringing a touch of spice, and eve pepper, into the finish. Great drinking now, but will hold.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
94
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Light colour by Tasmanian standards, but proves once again colour can deceive with pinot; it has abundant red and black cherry fruit, and a touch of mint, cradled by perfectly weighted and supple tannins that play through to the long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
93
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
A more settled and approachable wine than we've previously seen from this emerging talent - nice composure and style. There are ripe summer berries, with some nicely judged oak adding spice and complexity; the fragrance is intact and there's a sense of well-judged ripeness through the wine. The palate carries a forthright frame and has plenty of dark, brambly berry flavour; a lick of toasty oak slices through the middle and the finish lingers with juicy tannin/acid interplay. Drink young or cellar for a year or two.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
93
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Clear crimson-red; the bouquet of dark cherries and plum is attractive, but in no way prepares you for the remarkable intensity of the palate, which brings foresty, stemmy tannins and French oak into play, but without losing the fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
95
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Excellent purple-crimson hue; has considerable depth to its multi-spice, plum and black cherry fruit on bouquet and palate alike; the fruit flavour pours along the palate to the very finish, guaranteeing its future. Harmonious.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Deep crimson-purple; has the richness of depth that only Tasmania can produce without losing varietal character; black cherry and plum fruit drive the wine, cleansing acidity on the long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
Joe Holyman and his Stoney Rise and Holyman labels have made a real impact on the Tasmanian pinot noir scene. He'd now be considered in the top few producers in the state. Intensity and brightness - a great combination. Grunty, spicy, blueberry and dark cherry fruit flavours are wedded to fresh, sawdusty, cedary oak. Maybe some smoky overtones, in the most positive of senses. Juicy and minerally through the finish. Heaps of fine-grained tannin. Fabulously delicious.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
95
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
The back label suggests that this should be consumed with red duck curry - not only does it sound delicious, but it gives an indication that this is a pinot noir with a fair amount of oomph. Terrific wine. If you are in the market for a pinot noir at around this price, it is an easy 'buy' decision. It's structured, varietal, charming and pure - you can't ask for much more. Spicy, plummy, cherried and ripe, the mix of sweetness and sourness quite beguiling. This is a bandwagon to jump onto with both feet.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
94
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Fresh and vibrant, with a complex array of aromas and flavours from dark cherry to dark plum; a gentle sprinkle of spice to complete a beautiful palate. Trophy Tas Wine Show '08.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
96
Campbell Mattinson (2006 Vintage) says
Joe Holyman used to make wines under this label from grapes grown in South Australia. Since buying a vineyard in his native Tasmania though, the ante has been upped significantly - this wine took out the top trophy at the 2008 Tasmanian Wine Show. 2006 RELEASE Beautiful drink. Plush with ripe, bright, succulent fruit flavour and underscored with more funky, earthy, foresty influences. It is simply a terrific drinking pinot noir. It's easy to see why the judges were seduced; it's got yumminess written all over it. DRINK 2008-2012.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
94

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