It used to be, when we would go out for a meal, I would select a wine brand off the list that I was familiar with. These days, I prefer a pinot noir and Tasmanian at that because I know it will be good. On this particular occasion, we took an interstate visitor out for dinner and he chose this one because, in his words, “you can’t go wrong with Tassie pinot”.
It’s quite a lovely, deep colour for the variety and it looks beautiful (strange but true). Thanks to an aromatic, red/dark fruit nose you’re virtually invited to taste it without an RSVP required. Initially the flavours were a bit all over the place for me but, after some time in the glass, those red/black fruits and cherries and soft tannins and smooth texture all came together to form a very nice wine that leans toward the richer end of the pinot spectrum.
Region: Tamar Valley, Tasmania Price: $32 Source: Restaurant