Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TASTE - Graeme Phillips

BRAN­COTT ES­TATE 2013 Pinot Noir $ 18

Marl­bor­ough, NZ

13 per cent

A LIGHT, sim­ple and straight­for­ward style with straw­berry, cherry- essence flavours on a palate that’s softly gen­er­ous but with­out much depth or struc­ture. But it drinks OK and could even ben­e­fit from a light chill.

HOLM OAK 2013 Ilex Pinot Noir $ 23

Rowella, Tas

13 per cent

ONE of those bright, fresh and juicily fruited, cherry- flavoured styles of pinot that wine­maker Re­becca Duffy and a few oth­ers in Tas­ma­nia are lately do­ing so well. Easy and very en­joy­able drink­ing, it’s the per­fect glug­gable drop with things like char- grilled sal­mon and quail.

GHOST ROCK 2012 Two Blocks Pinot Noir $ 40

Cen­tral North Coast, Tas

13 per cent

THIS is a big step up from the pre­vi­ous two in in­ten­sity, struc­ture and all- round rich­ness with com­plex dark cherry and savoury spice nose and palate, lots of flavour and plenty of smoothly tex­tured body and depth, well de­serv­ing of its tro­phy win at the 2013 In­ter­na­tional Cool Cli­mate Wine Show.

HOME HILL 2012 Kelly’s Re­serve Pinot Noir $ 55

Ranelagh, Tas

13.8 per cent

A VERY stylish com­bi­na­tion of el­e­gance and power with brood­ing and com­plex flavours of black cherry/ plum, char­cu­terie, smoke and spice, the palate fleshy but tightly fo­cused and re­fined with a lovely, long savoury fin­ish and af­ter­taste. An­other multi- gold medal and tro­phy win­ner.

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