Tamar Ridge Pinot Noir 2008
Great wines are made in the vineyard and it is the exceptional fruit grown at the Kayena Vineyard that forms the cornerstone of the Tamar Ridge and Devil’s Corner range of wines. Located on the western banks of the Tamar River, 40 kilometres north of Launceston, the Kayena Vineyard is planted to a range of cool climate varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Went down to meet some friends for a "couple" after work in Canary Wharf last night to find a bottle of this on the table. Having had previous experience of my colleagues' taste in plonk I was, frankly, terrified. What a pleasant surprise when I had when I poured myself a glass. It was a lovely bright red, with aromas of red berries, cherry and light spice underlined by notes of tobacco and a hint of leather. Lovely acidity and a big splash of fruit on the tongue. Great stuff for drinking outside on a sunny evening, but beware! This wine shows the deadly combination of easy drinking with a dangerous alcohol level of 14%! Needless to say I am sat at my desk nursing my head this morning. I will, however, be ordering a half case of this wine shortly.
Nose: cherry, spice. Some candied cherry notes. Some grassiness emerging with air? Palate: cherry, spice. Ripe, rich fruit. Firm, dry tannins. Good fresh acidity, quite lively. A little short on the palate, and a bit one-dimensional - good but not great.
External Reviews for Tamar Ridge Pinot Noir
How often do you see a Pinot Noir from Tasmania? Try this earthy red wine - it's an opportunity that may not come around again for a while! Full of spicy berry fruit flavors.
How often do you see a Pinot Noir from Tasmania? This bottle represents an opportunity that may not come around again for a while. It is an easy-to-drink red, full of soft, spicy berry fruit flavors.
How often do you see a Pinot Noir from Tasmania? This bottle represents an opportunity that may not come around again for a while. It is an earthy red wine, full of spicy berry fruit flavors. The few years of bottle age have added an extra dose of complexity.