Dr Edge Pinot Noir Tasmania 2017


"This is the serious business of enjoyment, not the science of dissecting small pieces of a large puzzle."  James Halliday

"I like the complexity of the Tasmania blend, the whole greater than the sum of its parts kind of thing."  Gary Walsh

MV6, 777 and 115 clones, 60% from the Derwent Valley, 30% East Coast and 10% Tamar Valley. The bouquet is multifaceted, with no single message from the single vineyard group, the palate moving onto another tier, but carries with it the higher-toned red fruits of clone 115 (compared to MV6 last year). It also achieves a lightness of touch without any sacrifice of line or length. This is the serious business of enjoyment, not the science of dissecting small pieces of a large puzzle.  Rating: 97 points.  James Halliday

"Spicy, nutty, smoky thing, but the cherry and red fruit rises above, and there’s maybe a bit of a cracked wheat thing going on here too, and some rose petal. It’s light to medium-bodied, almost chewy in a way, though certainly you might call it ‘sinewy’, smoked meat, stalks and spice, ‘minerally’ acidity, and a long finish that offers grip, spice and sour cherry as it moves down the throat. It’a what you might call a very ‘adult’ style of Pinot Noir, but also very good.  Rating: 95 Points."  Gary Walsh.  The Winefront.

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