Saturday, October 31, 2009

2008 Tasmania

2007 Tamar Ridge

2008 Tamar Ridge Kayena Vineyard Pinot Noir, Tasmania

New discovery. Tasmania is an island off the south coast of Australia, and is reputed to be producing great cool-climate varietals. So let's start with the most challenging - pinot noir.

Yeah, this one's a nuke. Took my head off with the absolute ballistic fruit bouquet. They're going for a blockbuster, without regard to what true pinot noir is. Am I even drinking a pinot noir? Spicy oak, lots of alcohol, little complexity. Lots and lots of alcohol, burning the palate.

Disappointed. I paid $27 for this bottle. Overpaid, no?


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