Thursday 1 November 2018

Home HIll 2017 Kelly's Reserve Pinot Noir

Move quickly to snap up the new release of what has become recognised as one of Tasmania's icon wines; a Jimmy Watson Trophy winner back in 2015. This is one for the cellar; intense, dark and brooding with mushroom and black cherry to the fore, and remarkably good given 2017 was a difficult vintage in the Huon Valley in Tasmania's deep south. This is hugely aromatic with spice notes, darkness and complexity. The tannin structure suggests it will a be a wine for the medium-to-long haul, but don't dilly dally, yields were down in 2017 and production was limited. For those on a tighter budget, the Home Hill 2017 Estate Pinot Noir has already amassed seven show trophies and is more immediately accessible than it senior sibling, while sharing much of its intensity. Have bob each way and buy a half case of each. Good work from the Bennett family and winemakers Paul and Gilli Lipscombe. $75. 

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