Event (Last) Horizon : Tamar Valley




Still image from “Event Horizon,” Paramount Pictures 1997


An “event horizon” “is a boundary in spacetime beyond which events cannot affect an outside observer. In layman’s terms, it is defined as “the point of no return”, i.e., the point at which the gravitational pull becomes so great as to make escape impossible. An event horizon is most commonly associated with Black holes. Light emitted from beyond the event horizon can never reach the outside observer.”

Event Horizon was also a space horror flick starring Sam Neill and Lawrence Fishburne, famous for not grossing as much as it cost to make. I remember it most for a large amount of blood and The Prodigy’s “Funky Shit” playing over the closing credits.

Last Horizon is McWilliam’s range of Tasmanian labels under their Echelon stable and well made by the ever reliable Adrian Sparks. This Pinot won’t make you scream, will more than likely make more than it cost and has nothing to do with Sam Neill’s excellent Pinot Noir under his Two Paddocks label.

Right, now…bring me that (Last) Horizon.

Last Horizon, Pinot Noir, Tamar Valley, 2014



20% Whole bunch. 10 months in French oak. The whole bunch stands out: the nose has that touch of vegetal stalk to balance bright cherry and raspberry, and capped with a smoky quality.

Medium bodied: Stalky and gummy grip tannins. Dark cherries with a sweet bright core. There’s a recurrent theme of the green herby texture to match the elegant and tart fruit. A structural wine, it feels a bit haughty, like it has its nose in the air and sneers at lesser beings. Excellent value.

RRP: $31

Alc: 12.5%

Sample courtesy of McWilliams Wines


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