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A first release from Chatto’s Isle Vineyard, down in the Huon Valley.
Raspberry, spice, minor stalk with subtle cedar oak and violet perfume. Light to medium bodied and pure fruited, built on fine acid rather than tannin – bony structure draped in elegant red fruits is what you might say, if you were fanciful – though the more prosaic would offer clarity, line and prettiness as being the order of the day. Firm, super long finish with a musky aniseed perfume. A wine of delicacy and great charm, brightly lit so as it almost seems translucent. A gem of a Pinot Noir.
Rated 95 points
Tasted November 2013