Freycinet Vineyard

Tasmania Pinot Noir

9.66 ratings
9.64 pro ratings
Tasmania, Australia
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

See a couple of previous notes for this superb Pinot Noir. This is my last of the 2010s. Mid to dark Ruby / quite dark for a Pinot. Aromas of dried cherry coming through on to a luscious delicious palate of great intensity and length. As my previous notes will say this has always been one of Australia’s better Pinots long before Tasmanian Pinots became so well known.

See a couple of previous notes for this superb Pinot Noir. This is my last of the 2010s. Mid to dark Ruby / quite dark for a Pinot. Aromas of dried cherry coming through on to a luscious delicious palate of great intensity and length. As my previous notes will say this has always been one of Australia’s better Pinots long before Tasmanian Pinots became so well known.

Sep 3rd, 2020
Bob McDonald

Mid Ruby in colour. Aromas of Rose petals. Forest floor, earthy , this wine exudes class - ticks all the boxes of a great Pinot Noir. Totally resolved tannins and virtually zero acid. In its sweet spot and singing. Would love to put this wine in a Burgundy lineup and see what the tasters thought. Freycinet has been a hot Pinot Noir for years before Tasmanian Pinots became flavour of the month.

Mid Ruby in colour. Aromas of Rose petals. Forest floor, earthy , this wine exudes class - ticks all the boxes of a great Pinot Noir. Totally resolved tannins and virtually zero acid. In its sweet spot and singing. Would love to put this wine in a Burgundy lineup and see what the tasters thought. Freycinet has been a hot Pinot Noir for years before Tasmanian Pinots became flavour of the month.

Apr 5th, 2020
Bob McDonald

One of my favourite Aussie Pinots over the years such that we can usually pick it from its nose - same with Bass Phillip Pinot Noir. The Freycinet has spicy savoury dark cherry bouquet with a touch of caramel oak - the whole bunch influence integrated. Lovely balance on the medium bodied palate finishing with silky tannins. Always in the conversation when discussing Australia’s better Pinots. Made for extended cellaring of 15+ years from vintage.

One of my favourite Aussie Pinots over the years such that we can usually pick it from its nose - same with Bass Phillip Pinot Noir. The Freycinet has spicy savoury dark cherry bouquet with a touch of caramel oak - the whole bunch influence integrated. Lovely balance on the medium bodied palate finishing with silky tannins. Always in the conversation when discussing Australia’s better Pinots. Made for extended cellaring of 15+ years from vintage.

Oct 19th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Aromatic - lovely perfume showing notes of cherries with plums coming through with medium plus intensity. Very smooth texture - silky tannins as this special site in Tasmania consistently produces. Tasted again 60 weeks later on 25 May 2018 with consistent notes. Rhubarb with earthy beetroot notes coming through on the nose. Have always loved this wine and particularly this vintage. If you had this quality in a Burgundy you would be paying $370 instead of $70. Very polished. Increasing my score to 96 points.

Aromatic - lovely perfume showing notes of cherries with plums coming through with medium plus intensity. Very smooth texture - silky tannins as this special site in Tasmania consistently produces. Tasted again 60 weeks later on 25 May 2018 with consistent notes. Rhubarb with earthy beetroot notes coming through on the nose. Have always loved this wine and particularly this vintage. If you had this quality in a Burgundy you would be paying $370 instead of $70. Very polished. Increasing my score to 96 points.

Mar 30th, 2017
Bob McDonald

Generally regarded as one of Australia's better Pinot Noirs on the basis of its perfumed nose and plummy medium bodied palate with lovely silky tannins. Could identify with @Ira Schwartz note recently of aromas of boot polish. I used to say varnish but I think we are on the same page. Great Pinot.

Generally regarded as one of Australia's better Pinot Noirs on the basis of its perfumed nose and plummy medium bodied palate with lovely silky tannins. Could identify with @Ira Schwartz note recently of aromas of boot polish. I used to say varnish but I think we are on the same page. Great Pinot.

Oct 1st, 2016
Ben Cane

Head Winemaker, Westwood Wines, Sonoma CA

9.7

Ben had this 7 years ago

Ben had this 7 years ago

Mar 30th, 2014