Saturday 4 August 2018

Frogmore Creek 2016 Pinot Noir

Frogmore Creek has long been at the forefront of cool-climate viticulture in Tasmania, producing an impressive range of wines from its vineyards in the Coal River Valley. This is a sustainable-grown, hand-picked pinot noir that's delightful when young, but should also cellar well for a decade or so if that is your preference. I like the approach French winemaker Alain Rousseau takes to pinot noir, treading a path midway between some over the uber-plush styles and pale creatures. This is a smoky, silky, textural and full-bodied  number (think Hugh Hefner's pyjamas) with some ripe fruit but also astutely-judged balance. Charming. $40.

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