Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TASTE - Graeme Phillips

AD HOC 2013 Cruel Mis­tress Pinot Noir $ 25

Great South­ern, WA 13.5 per cent

THE back la­bel sim­ply says “lip­stick and leather”. And to that you can add slightly sweet cherry- plum aro­mas and flavours on top of more savoury oak and tan­nins tend­ing more to­wards a generic red wine than pinot be­fore fin­ish­ing rel­a­tively short.

DE­LAMERE 2012 Naissante Pinot Noir $ 27

Pipers Brook, Tas 13.2 per cent

A BRIGHT, de­li­ciously flavoured and juicy pinot with herb, cherry fruit and suc­cu­lent acid­ity on an un­com­pli­cated, mid- weight palate that fin­ishes at­trac­tively fresh, savoury and dry. An en­joy­able and very ver­sa­tile food wine.

ABEL’S TEM­PEST 2012 Pinot Noir $ 32

Multi- re­gional, Tas 13.5 per cent

RIPE, spicy, plum- like fruit with foresty un­der­tones, the palate full, silk­ily tex­tured and long with spicy tan­nins dry­ing the fin­ish and mak­ing for an ex­cel­lent ac­com­pa­ni­ment to richer foods like a slow- cooked coq au vin.

SI­NAPIUS 2012 Glen­bothy Vine­yard Pinot Noir $ 38

Rel­bia, Tas

13.5 per cent

A DARKER and deeper, more earth­ier style of pinot with com­plex black cherry, char­cu­terie, smoke and spice notes un­der­lined by sub­tle oak, the palate nicely fleshy and rounded with the flavours lin­ger­ing long af­ter the wine has gone.

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