December 12, 2018

Small Island Pinot Noir North Single Vineyard 2016

James Broinowski is just one winemaker that typifies Australian ingenuity. To achieve his dream of making his own wines, he crowdfunded his first vintage and set his benchmark high.  This is just one of his pinot collection and the fruit for this wine has been sourced from Glen Garry in Tasmania’s north. 

There is a distinct earthiness and wild mushroom tonal shift to the plum and raspberry fruit in this pinot. It is a very elegantly styled wine with a minerally edge to it before it finishes with a cinnamon and vanilla flourish. James has included around 20% of whole bunches in the mix and used some re-shaved oak. It is textural, it has an intense finish and it has a story to tell and is not shy to tell it. 

I hear though, that the 2016 vintage has sold out, so it is on to the next one. If you are pinot noir lover, this small winery is one to seek out.

Quickie review «A Tasmanian pinot with an earthy tonal shift to the plum and raspberry fruit that culminates in an intensely vanilla, cinnamon flourish on the finish»

Country of Origin: Tasmania, Australia
Tasting Date: October2018
Price:   AU$55+
Drink: now – 5+ years
Needs food: no
Source: Sample

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