Bream Creek Reserve Pinot Noir 2017

This is Bream Creek’s most awarded and decorated wine to date, including 4 Trophies at the 2018 Rutherglen Wine Show; Platinum (Best in Show) Medal at the 2019 Decanter Asia Wine Awards and another fourteen gold medals at such prestigious shows as Royal Melbourne Wine Awards, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, Melbourne International Wine Competition, China Wine & Spirit Awards and the Royal Hobart Wine Show. Throw in a slew of others throughout Europe and Asia and this is a colt that has achieved a lot in a short space of time.

Bream Creek, Reserve, Pinot Noir, Tasmania, 2017

Fragrant, focused, serious. Deep cherry and dark raspberry interplay with stalky sharp spice and magnesium burning-knife sharpening on a steel kind of “minerality.” There’s earthy elements of shaved truffle and roasted cocoa nibs with plenty of toasty brown spice.  It goes on and on. And then on again. The palate does its best to trick you into believing it’s full bodied, then slips away like quicksilver to leave you with a vexing, yet pleasant dilemma of taste versus texture. Elegance and intensity ramped up well beyond the price point while the finish retains delicacy with Pinot Noir’s desired peacock’s tail fanning broadly.  A stellar release.

RRP: $65
Alc: 14.4%
Rating: 19.25/20

Wine sample courtesy of Bream Creek Vineyard

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