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?