Yep last night was a 2 bottle night 🙊 It was too hard to resist the urge as it was Pinot Noir Day after all.
I received this bottle of Tassie Pinot as a lovely gift from a wonderful lady I’ve done some work with in Perth (thank you Sheree!). She gave it to me over a year ago, but I got pregnant 🤰 before I had time to open it. So I’ve been waiting for the right moment to crack it now that the bub 👶 is here.
It’s a 2017 Pinot Noir from the Huon Valley (south of Hobart) made by Sailor Seeks Horse. Swipe across to see all the juicy info on the back label.
Sailor Seeks Horse is owned and operated by Paul & Gilli Lipscombe who studied in Margaret River and have worked in vineyards in France, Oregon and New Zealand. Their love is Chardonnay & Pinot Noir (my kind of people!).
So I pulled out my Pinot specific Riedel glass last night and got stuck in.
Beautiful! So worth the 12 month wait! From the garnet shade in the glass to the gorgeous aromas of plums, cherries and herbs. I was in love! In the mouth it’s beautifully balanced with red & black fruits coming through and juicy acidity. Elegant and delicious 🍷
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! — a month ago
Mid Ruby in colour. Initial aromas of red and black fruits particularly raspberry and also whole bunch notes. Rich and sweet on the palate with plums and cherries finishing with smooth tannins. Fruit for this Pinot was sourced from the Coal Valley, East Coast and Channel sub-regions of Tasmania - the latter adding that richness like you see in Home Hill Estate. — 4 months ago
The first of 2 Tasmanian Pinots. Pale crimson in colour. Red fruits and stalky notes- too much whole bunch? But still a lovely aromatic perfume featuring rose petals on the nose. A light to medium weight palate which works. The typical Burgundian trait of a fuller flavoured palate than the colour would indicate. — a month ago
Really smooth. Delicate and floral. Low tannin and very juicy. — 5 months ago
Bright and fruity. Not oaked and unassuming. — 2 months ago
Mid crimson in colour. Notes of plum , raspberry and stalky notes. Ripe and fulsome on the palate Sweet Plums and Rhubarb flavours with earthy notes. Medium palate weight with medium plus intensity. From Australia’s most southerly vineyard in the Huon Valley of Tasmania. Has become somewhat of a cult boutique wine with a prolific record of medals and Trophies on the Australian Show Circuit. — 2 months ago