Stefano Lubiana Primavera Pinot Noir 2012 (Derwent River Valley, Tas)
14%, Screwcap, $32
While this is deemed as the entry level wine in the Stefano Lubiana Pinot lineup it would rival many other Tassie producers premium offerings. It’s that good.
The central plank of this wines appeal is the pinosity – no mistaking this as anything but a Pinot Noir, the nose cut with rhubarb, game and bark, the palate punctuating that with firmish tannins and spritzy acidity. Perhaps a little dry on the finish – which surprises for an entry level wine – but awfully grown up and authentic.
Easy wine to recommend. BIg yes for me.
Tasted: May 2014
Score: 18/20, 93/100
Would I buy it? Yes. I’d share a bottle and probably drink more than my share.
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