Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Tower Estate Panorama Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
The Panorama Vineyard is in the Huon Valley in Tasmania. The fruit comes from vines which are 30-40 years old, small yielding from small bunches.
Hand picked, the fruit was sorted and transported to the Hunter Valley at 12 degrees Celsius, when upon arrival it was crushed. A quarter of the wine was whole bunch pressed. New French oak was used for a third of the wine.
Fresh and vibrant, a very pretty nose which was captivating. A wonderful florally lift coupled with cherries and clove hiding in the background.
The oak is noticeable but certainly doesn't dominate. A gentle spice lurks well too. I just couldn't stop sipping it.
A very polished wine and most certainly a stand out in the Tower Estate range.
If you are a Pinot lover, dive in.
Who: Tower Estate http://www.towerestate.com.au/
What: Pinot Noir (14% alc)
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