2015 Domaine Dawnelle Pinot d’Or

I tried the 2016 vintage of this wine recently and it was wine that intrigued me so much I had to check out this one.  For me, it was a year older and a year wiser.  Take from that what you will, but my advice, if you get the chance to try the two of them together, do so.  It’s a bit like meeting two brothers.  As much as you like them both, there is one who has that extra appeal.

It’s a terrific colour.  So attractive. The funkiness is there on the nose but this seems more clean…bit like the palate too.

On the palate there is plenty to stimulate the senses.  Pears soaked and poached in Pinot Noir.  That’s what sprung to mind.  Textured and layered too with stone fruit-like characteristics, it seems to constantly present something to your taste buds.  It’s like Siamese twins of pinot noir and pinot gris doing the waltz with a Chardonnay partner as it dances around your taste buds.  It’s not showing off.  It is just showcasing its talent and sophistication.  I liked the routine a lot.


Region: Southern Tasmania     Price: $60     Source: Sample (photo is of the current release 2016)


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