Home of the Tasmanian Devil and clearly where fairy tales originate. . Thi island State is a remarklable place to grow grapes, so wild, so intense and beautiful. These days the main focus is on cool climate grapes like Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with some pockets of Cabernet, Gamay and Pinot Gris. They say birds of a feather….well, that is what we have here. One great winemaker entices another great winemaker and then we have a tightly knit set of great winemakers…if only I had the foresight decades ago.
Your Tasmanian Elegance pack from these fantastic producers will consist of two bottles of each of the following wines:
2017 Tolpuddle – Pinot Noir
in 2011 Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith from the famous Shaw & Smith winery in Adelaide Hills had the opportunity to buy an existing vineyard planted in 1988. The 2017 Pinot Noir aromas show red and black cherries, red plums, pink grapefruit and pomegranate. A Pinot with WOW factor.
2020 Hughes & Hughes – Pied de Cuve
All the fruit comes from a single vineyard in d’Entrecasteaux Channel (Tinderbox) just south of Hobart. Thanks to 40% whole bunch and barrel aging this Pinot is more powerful and structured and will need time to mature or to open in the glass. Lots of black cassis, black cherries and an underlining meatyness, this is a ripper.
2020 Pooley – Butcher’s Hill Pinot Noir
Butcher’s Hill is north facing site overlooking the Pooley cellar door. On the nose notes of dark cherry, cardamon spice and umami flavours emerge. Palate is dominated by finely boned tannins, lively acid and more mushroom, cherries and bramble. This wine can be easily stored for 15+ years however you will find it challenging to resist.