Light ruby colour. Spritzig.
Slightly syrawberry jam like but not annoyingly so. Quite vivacious. Fresh.
Bannockburn, Otago, South Island, New Zealand. 14%
bought from the vineyard and carefully cellared.
Overly alcoholic prune, sweet. Disappointing.
Tasmania, Australia. 13%
Very well made, finely judged wine. Dark fruits, restrained sweetness, nice balance. The flavour sweetness balance puts it into the very top league of Australian Pinot.
I’d give it higher points if it had greater concentration, but this is an early drinking wine. For light, or no food. A very good advertisement for Tamar Ridge’s more expensive bottlings.