Bay of Fires Pinot Noir 2016
From a big warm year in Tasvegas, and it’s a wine of some bulk – built for the future. Creamed vanilla oak nose over bright strawberry fruit, with oak the first punch. There is a tension here between fresh and sappy light fruit and a drying finish – it’s all playing catchup. When it all comes together, this should be a beauty, with some power for Tassie Pinot. A keeper, if more in the fuller north/east coast Tassie mode rather than a more delicate wine from further south.
Best drinking: Next year. 17.7/20, 92/100. 13.5%, $47. Would I buy it? Next year.