Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Holm Oak Pinot Noir 2010

Holm Oak Pinot Noir 2010 (Tamar Valley, Tas)
14%, Screwcap, $32
Source: Sample
www.holmoakvineyards.com.au


Few would realise it but Holm Oak has some of the oldest Pinot Noir vines in Tasmania, with their first Pinot Noir plantings dating back to 1983. Trivia perhaps but interesting to know.

From a warmish vintage in the Tamar and looking properly ripe here too, with a real Cottees plum/raspberry jam nose overlaid with sweet cocoa oak richness. Rather a generous nose that one. Generous palate too, if just a little raw, extractive and warm in the sappy style with lightish tannins. For Tassie Pinot this sure does pack a punch, even if it's not especially delicate. 17/90+


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