Saturday 29 June 2019

Marion's Vineyard 2018 Flowerdance

Marion's Vineyard, overlooking the Tamar River at Deviot in northern Tasmania, is planted with some rather unusual grape varieties, several of which are blended here to produce a very refreshing and food-friendly wine that we paired with a selection of tapas plates. The grapes involved are Muller-Thurgau, muscat and gewurztraminer and the end result is a floral, quite dry field blend with some honeyed fruit character and hints of musk and Turkish delight. The flavours are intense (the vineyard dates back to 1979) and this is well worth seeking out for lovers of the unusual. $25.

Monday 3 June 2019

Bream Creek 2016 Reserve Pinot Noir

An exceptional new-release reserve pinot noir from Fred Peacock and his team at Bream Creek, which overlooks Maria Island on the East Coast of Tasmania. The fruit used for this wine is from some of the oldest vines in the state and this intense pinot has picked up a swag of trophies and gold medals both domestically and overseas. It is a perfumed with with delightful balance, supple and graceful - like a ballerina. Serious fruit; excellent structure; layers of flavours. $65.