Pipers Brook Estate Pinot Noir 2013
It’s curious how Pipers Brook has faded from the mainstream in recent years, slipping from a position as one of Tasmania’s better known producers to now something of a forgotten force.
This Pinot is seriously good though. A reminder of the good ol’ days, when Jeremy Oliver praised this wine and I thought his books were gospel. Don’t hear much from Jeremy these days either, come to think of it…
Red/ruby, this is all cherry spice and with a fruitcake edge – much more ripe fruit than the 13.5% alcohol suggests, and backed by a really quite substantial palate.Long, firm, dark cherry edged finish lingers too. Substantial. Satisfying. Quality Pinot in the ripe and full Tamar mode. Drink: 2015-2022. 18/20, 93/100
Details: 13.5%, Screwcap, $35, Sample
Would I buy it? Yes. I’d probably share a bottle, but end up drinking plenty of it.
Buy online: Pipers Brook website