Monday, December 14, 2009


 - Tamar Valley, TAS
 - $19-$32
 - Screwcap
 - 14.0%alc

I previously reviewed the 2007 Tamar Ridge Kayena Vineyard Pinot Noir in April 2009, awarding it 93 points and considering it 'Bargain pinot of the year?' One of the major retail chains is flogging it off for $19 a bottle until the end of the year, so if you're interested in drinking a seriously undervalued single vineyard Tasmanian pinot noir, now is a good time to buy.

Sourced exclusively from the Kayena vineyard in Tasmania's north, this 2007 Pinot Noir unfolds to gentle aromas of red fruits and dark cherry with a lightly spiced influence of sweet, minty oak and stalk. Velvet smooth, its light-medium bodied palate shows evenly ripened, bright fruit nuances overlapped by emergent spicy, savoury undertones; soft, ultra-fine tannins and persistent length. Displaying good depth of vibrant fruit and more than adequate varietal texture, its keen balance makes it a deliciously approachable, if not terribly complex Tasmanian pinot noir.

üMy opinion remains much the same; it's still the best $20 pinot I've had this year. Drink to 2012.
93 points

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