A blend of parcels of fruit grown at the home vineyards at Pipers River in Tasmania’s north east and the Coal River Valley just outside Hobart and also fruit from growers at Swansea on the east coast and Ouse (pronounced ooze) in the central highlands. Vigneron is the friendly and affable Pete Caldwell.
Dalrymple, Pinot Noir, Tasmania, 2018
Full and evocative: Cherry, cherrywood sideboard, gunsmoke spice, clove, small red summer plums, chocolate nibs, dried peel and crushed thyme leaves. Medium full. Supple and generous while maintaining pinosity: high blood orange citrus, crispy spice, bright crunchy/juicy cherry (wipe your fingers and mouth) with meaty, cheesy depth, a sprinkle of pepper and long fine fine tannins. Devilishly moreish.
Rating: 18.5/20 (93/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Dalrymple