Category Archives: Pinot Noir

2015 Clemens Hill ‘777 Clone’ Pinot Noir

You’ll have to excuse me for being curious.  That’s just me and it’s part of my job.  The succession of numbers, 777, intrigued me so I googled it thinking it would return details about the Pinot clone in question.  Ummm, … Continue reading

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2017 Taylors Promised Land Pinot Noir

“DON’T LOOK DOWN” are three words I’ve heard suggested to people who say they are afraid of heights.  Now, you don’t have to worry about heights when reading this but I still ask that you don’t look down…at the price … Continue reading

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2013 Grey Sands Pinot Noir

When it comes to wine, I’m no expert.  I read a lot of what experts have to say about wines but not necessarily agree with them just as I’m sure they don’t agree with me.  That’s what opinions are all … Continue reading

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2016 Domaine Dawnelle Pinot d’Or

This would have to be one of the most difficult reviews I have written.  Not because I don’t like the wine, because I definitely do like the wine.  It’s because it is a wine of many facets, features and personalities … Continue reading

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2014 Domaine Dawnelle Tinderbox Pinot Noir

Tinderbox is a rather unique, 20+ year old, north facing vineyard south of Hobart. Domaine Dawnelle owner and winemaker, Michael O’Brien, looked after the vineyard for 5 or so years and knows exactly that this fruit has plenty to offer. … Continue reading

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2016 Trentham Estate Pinot Noir

Imagine if Australia and England turned up to a venue on day 1 and the pitch was all over the place.  The bounce was variable with the ball flying left, right and centre.  Heads would be shaking, huge sighs and … Continue reading

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2016 Wobbly Boot Pinot Noir

I’ve no doubt whatsoever that people will be thinking or saying, “here he is again banging on about Tassie Pinot”.  Well, as a matter of fact, yes I am. I was so impressed with the 2015 vintage I bought six … Continue reading

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2015 Craigie Knowe Pinot Noir

I’m sure I’m going to get a bit of a ribbing about this, but when I saw the name Craigie Knowe, I automatically thought of some sort of little English country town.  You know like Ellesmere Port or Paddock Wood … Continue reading

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2016 LiNO RaMBLe Red Rover Pinot Noir

Politicians can be so frustrating at times.  They don’t seem to be able to make a decision with something that is difficult to deal with for fear of stuffing it up or upsetting their supporters. Pinot Noir producers are no … Continue reading

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2015 Holm Oak Pinot Noir

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 … Continue reading

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