Proof that Tasmania has what it takes to succeed on the export market. The wine’s feel is wooly; it’s not superfull on the palate, but it’s an enjoyable New World-style Pinot with solid plum, black cherry and mineral components.
Smooth on the palate, though perhaps not as crisp and dry as some of its countrymen. Still, it has fragrant thyme and rose notes on the nose, with white pepper and sweet yellow fruit flavors. A thread of white pepper from beginning to end holds it all together.
Fat and a bit oily in texture, this is neither as floral or expressive as Riesling can be, but it still makes for a goodd drop. Scents and flavors of peach, superripe apples and a touch of melon finish dry, with a slight hint of bitterness.