After managing to survive a few years in the cellar, this highly regarded wine from the supreme 2005 Tasmanian vintage was tasted recently with pancetta wrapped pork fillet with sage and apple, accompanied by roasted vegetables.
The wine is a deep crimson colour and has a nose of dark berries, spice, some earthiness and some fine sweet oak.
Palate is complex and rich with wonderful texture. There are dark cherries, fine spices, plums, a lick of sweet oak and some super-fine tannins. It’s medium to full bodied and is now superbly balanced with superb mouthfeel and a very long and fine finish. The complexity builds with each minute in the glass. This is more confirmation, as if we needed it, of the truly wonderful pinots that were able to be made in Tasmania from that best ever 2005 vintage.