65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay in this vintage. Disgorged 2017. A Tasmanian classic.
This really was stunning, with everything counterbalanced perfectly.
Intense, heady charred and candied citrus next to a very distinctive creamy note like red berry fromage frais – such a well-defined leesy style here! – little touches of toffee round the edges and trademark briny, marine kind of edginess.
Posh tropical fruit patisserie hinting at delicious development now – whilst I wasn’t sure the 07 was one for ageing, the 08 seems tighter, better built. Yes there is breadth, but is so smooth and refined at heart. 18