Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Tower Estate Panorama Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Much has been said about the Panorama Vineyard in Tasmania, and after having a look at this wine, it is easy to see why. Very smart indeed.

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)
Where: Tasmania
When: 2010
How: $47

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