Picardy Pinot Noir
Fragrant summer strawberries, green peppercorn and black cherry on the nose. The palate is typically structured and fine, with masses of concentrated berry fruit that silkily drips off the sides of the palate. It is elegant and composed on entry, however it explodes on the mid palate in a burst of refreshing acidity and ripe silky fruit.
The flavour swells in the mouth, before it gently tapers through the long finish. This is spicy and creamy at once; redolent with dusty exotic spice countered by poached strawberry, and wrapping up in a stemmy, olive tapenade finish. What a marvellous wine. This has the sweet/savoury balance sorted, and is perhaps the most complete estate pinot release to date.
It somehow balances the sweet fruit I associate with Tassie, the dry phenolic structure and finesse that I associate with the Yarra, and of course the fine boned yet concentrated flavour profile that is endemic to Picardy.