2018 PINOT NOIR
$450.00 inc GST
6 x 750ml bottles / 12.6% Alc/Vol / 7.5 Standard Drinks
Dawson James Pinot Noir is sourced from some of the original vines planted on the Meadowbank vineyard in the Derwent Valley. The MV6 and Pommard clone vines, planted in 1989, make them some of the most mature vines producing wine in Tasmania today. We value the grapes from these mature vines for the depth, texture and structure that they contribute.
Bright, subtle and complex. The nose combines fragrant, spicy cherry fruit and some sappiness from whole bunch inclusion. Perfectly integrated oak provides a both a sweet and savoury lift. The palate is a story of texture rather than structure with sweet, spicy red fruits mingling with fine tannins to create a velvety mouthfeel. Bright and soft acidity ensures persistence and an enduring aftertaste.
• James Halliday, 97 Points
• 2021 International Wine Challenge, Tasmanian Pinot Noir Trophy.
The Chardonnay and Pinot vineyard patches selected by Dawson James were planted in 1989. Consequently vine-age plays an important part in the development of flavour and the balance of the fruit.