Northern Tasmania, Tasmania

Home Hill

Kelly's Reserve Tasmania Pinot Noir 2014

Aromatic notes of rose and violet. Great depth of delicious flavour on the medium bodied palate. Red fruits - savoury and rich. See previous note for the 2014 - always excellent but 8 years of cellaring has enhanced this wine. To have won the Jimmy Watson Trophy for the Best One Year Old Dry Red at Royal Melbourne and still starring now at 8 years of age shows this is a wine for all seasons and all years. Should be a regular purchase. A Winner. — a day ago

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Penfolds

Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2018

This is probably the value for money Chardonnay in the Penfolds selection. The 2022 Annual release of Penfolds happened earlier this week including the 100 point 2018 Grange. This wine showed the oak still has some integrating to do. Stone fruit and minerality. Barrel ferment characters, cashew, a slightly creamy texture. Good palate intensity M plus. First of 6. From the classic cool climate regions in Australia for Chardonnay of Tumbarumba, Adelaide Hills and Tasmania. — 11 days ago

Shay, Casey and 16 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Bob McDonald

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Funny thing - Ken Gargett came to my place for a tasting once with an exceptional wine (which was given to him gratis to taste). A tough life but somebody has to do it.

Meure's Wines

d'Meure Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2008

Highlight of Launceston Pinot show in ~2011 and bought then. Absolutely gorgeous. Tart fruit and fabulous length. great drink with Xmas turkey. — 4 years ago

Jansz Wine Company

Premium Non Vintage Rosé

Crisp, creamy, and refreshing strawberry, cranberry, and raspberry. Slightly sweet for a brut (more old school than the current trend) with medium fine bubbles. — 14 days ago

Jennifer SSusan Cahoon
with Jennifer and Susan

Freycinet Vineyard

Tasmania Pinot Noir 2015

See many previous Delectable notes but not for this vintage. As stated previously one of Australia’s best Pinots A very aromatic nose of red and black cherry together with root vegetables particularly beetroot. Raspberry flavours - a sweetish palate with a savoury twist. An excellent Tasmanian Pinot Noir and a regular purchase. Also capable of extended cellaring - I recall having a 15 year old one once but it’s hard to resist right now. — a month ago

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Greg Gosselin

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Hi Bob, what is the local price for this?
Bob McDonald

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I think I paid approximately $70 for this on purchase and now around $80 plus. Very much worth it IMO.

Pipers Brook Vineyard

Estate Pinot Gris 2014

Baked pear and hazelnut. Honey and lean acidity on the finish. Wonderful with cheese plate and flatbread snacks. Yay Tasmania -- neat expression of cool climate PG. — 4 years ago

Tamar Ridge

The Devil's Corner Chardonnay

Clean, crisp and flavorful - a bit riper than Chablis but very much a cool climate Wine; this has green apple, green pear, acacia, flint and wet stone, and a bright bit of herbal greenery in the background. There is more body here than in Chablis with a hint of creaminess on the palate. Really enjoyable, a food-lover’s wine. Grilled lobster, steamed shrimp, fried chicken, the possibilities are endless. — 18 days ago

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Holloran

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Smoky meat of a nose

Medium bodied with bright cranberry, pomegranate, spicy, with snappy jolly rancher acidity.
Lovely.
That smoked thing reminds me of Tasmania Pinots..
— 17 days ago

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Shaw and Smith

M3 Vineyard Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2012

Quite pale Lemon considering its age. Funky solids musty aromas. Medium bodied medium acid with grapefruit notes on palate and reasonable length. A good Chardonnay from this premium Adelaide Hills producer. From cousins Shaw and Smith - Michael Hill-Smith was Australia’s first Master of Wine. Have spread their wings to Tasmania with the premium Tolpuddle. — 3 years ago

Simon, David and 7 others liked this

Josef Chromy

Pinot Gris 2016

Ripe pear on the nose, stone fruits on the palate, lovely balanced acid lingers with vanilla tones. — 5 years ago

Carlie Hodges
with Carlie