July 13, 2020
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From Campbell Mattinson:
Pinot noir from Tasmania’s Coal River Valley. Direct from the winery: Made with “equal portions of 777, D2V6, and 115 clones harvested on different days. Around 20% whole bunch fruit was included in the wild fermentation. Total time on skins varied from 12 to 15 days over the 3 clones. Maturation in French oak for just under 10 months with 22% new oak. Bottled February 2019.”
Real substance to the palate here both in flavour and texture. Forest berries and cedar, a mint note, ample undergrowth and alpine herbs. There’s a bloom off boysenberry too, not sweet but ripe. Overall this wine is both velvety and grainy/spicy at once. It’s a pretty damn impressive wine. For all of its complexities it remains incredibly fresh.
Rated : 93+ Points
Drink : 2021 - 2030
Note direct from the winery: “The fruit was picked from the family vineyard in Granton in the Derwent Valley. Around half the final volume received skin contact for a period of 6 hours prior to pressing and a portion was set aside for a wild ferment (20% of final volume). The balance was fermented with a neutral yeast. The ferment was allowed to proceed until the final sugar was determined on taste.”
Intensity of flavour and both the mouthfeel and length to match. It comes across as both refined and powerful. Magic wine. Refreshing and flavoursome at once. It basically comes across as dry, the slip of sweetness modest at most. It’s citrus driven but it pushes towards grapefruit. I’ve already used the word refined but it needs to be emphasised.
Rated : 93+ Points
Drink: 2021 - 2028
WARNING Under the Liquor Licensing Act 1990 it is an offence: for liquor to be delivered to a person under the age of 18 years. Penalty: Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units ($3 180 for 2017–18) for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase liquor. Penalty: Fine not exceeding 10 penalty units ($1 590 for 2017–18)
Tas Liquor License: 84821
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