This Pinot is a great release from Delamere. I’ve always considered Pipers Brook more Chardonnay country than Pinot, but this puts a good foot forward. It’s really quite fleshy and – dare I say it – smells of the Tamar? Of dry and long growing seasons and sunshine, but moderated by cool nights. Ripe but not sugary sweet ripe, there is some mushroom and meaty Pinot fragrance too.
The palate has a real glacé fleshiness to it – silken with a flow of red fruit aplenty, all fresh and flowing. It’s perhaps a fraction light and soft to finish but that twist of nettle bitterness is more than welcome. I think If this had just a little more tannins to channel that fruit roundness it would be a superstar, but not far off.
Really quite tasty wine made by Tassie tv stars…
Tasted: November 2014
Score: 18.3/20, 92/100
Would I buy it? I think I would. Fair price and mighty drinkable.
Buy online: Delamere website