Categorized | pinot noir, Tasmania

Stargazer Pinot Noir 2017

Winemaker Sam Connew’s second vintage of pinot noir from the Palisander Vineyard in Coal River Valley. Natural ferment with 25% whole bunch in the mix, and a variety of clones, all sent to barrels (mostly old). It’s grew and grew and grew on me.

Take your time here. Let the wine reveal itself. It’s a wine that initially shows very shy, almost simple, but as the wine gets into gear there’s way more at play. The perfume is decidedly spicy, pepper, clove, anise, sour cherry, tart plum. Beautiful. The palate rolls together similar flavours with a light smoky edge, but what I like best is the tannin profile, silty, firm, exceptionally long, pulling the wine tight and finishing with light sappy-chewy tugs. Texture is a forte. It’s a serious feeling wine done very well.

Tasted : JAN19
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $55
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2026
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