Tolpuddle Pinot Noir 2016 Magnum


''Has a subtle sappy character that merges with a generous and fleshy cherry spectrum of flavours, peppery, spicy, slippery, lingering with softly gripping tannins. The whole bunch influence can vary across vintages, but a definite style has established itself now.'' Tony Love - The Advertiser - November 2017

''Deepish red/purple colour with a spicy, slightly foresty bouquet with complexity and depth. The palate is soft and round, easy and harmonious, with soft fine tannins and lovely drinkability. Whole-bunch has been effectively, sensitively employed. Moderately long persistence; clean, slightly firm finish. Very good Pinot.'' Huon Hooke

''The fifth release of a Tolpuddle Pinot Noir. From a vineyard planted in 1988, in the Coal River Valley of south-east Tasmania. It’s a cool, cool area to be ripening grapes, but it’s also (relatively) dry. 500mm average annual rainfall. Sydney’s average rainfall, by comparison, is 1200mm. Perth’s is 725mm. The Yarra Valley’s is 800-ish, depending on where you are in the valley. Melbourne is about 600mm. Etcetera. And into the murky depths we travel. That lightness, that insistence, that riot of spice. It puts its cards on the table in take-it-or-leave-it fashion. It’s a wily, wiry wine, smoky and herbal, spun with tannin, fleshed with cranberry and red cherry, long through the finish. There’s a glimpse of jellied sweetness but blink and you miss it – before you know it, ash and dry twig notes have wrestled back control. This is an immensely cellarable style of pinot noir though, equally, it is an openly polarising one.''  95 Points. Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front

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