Saturday, 7 July 2018

Dr Edge Tasmania Pinot Noir 2016


I was thrown a bottle of this by good mate Tony Peters. He's a passionate Taswegian and we swap wines often. He loves trying new things but his go-to is always Tassie wine - he loves a Pinot. It's worth reading his views on what he comes across too - check his site here.

Alas, I enjoyed this bottle on a weekend away recently - an excellent example of Tassie Pinot. We watched a movie by the fire and the bottle was empty in no time.

Meaty, there's a good rhythm of spice strolling through. Dried red flower aromas lurch forward before dense sour cherry fruit and red berries riding on its coattails. Medium bodied, the complexity is thrilling and feels bunchy, but I keep coming back to the meaty character which is bordered by lashings of smoke. Fine, spicy and ridiculously moreish to finish - wow!

Winemaker Peter Dredge makes site-specific North (Tamar Valley), South (Derwent Valley), and East (east coast) Pinots but this is a blend of all. This is the first Dr Edge wine I have had the opportunity to look at, I can only imagine the single site wines would be incredible too.

Drink now to a decade+

95/100

Region: Tasmania
RRP: $50
Source: Gift

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