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Bream Creek Reserve Pinot Noir 2005

Bream Creek Reserve Pinot Noir 2005

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 […]

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Willow Creek Vineyard Tulum Pinot Noir 2007

Willow Creek Vineyard Tulum Pinot Noir 2007

This week’s SMH Wine of the Week is the Willow Creek Vineyard Tulum Pinot Noir 2007. Huon Hooke writes:Willow Creek’s premium ’07 Mornington Peninsula pinot is a real lip-smacker. It wins you over with its perfume and finesse, balance and beguiling sweet fruit, rather than bigness or power. It has well-concentrated flavour, which gives it […]

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Paringa Estate Peninsula Pinot Noir 2008

This week’s SMH wine of the week is the Paringa Estate Peninsula Pinot Noir 2008. Huon Hooke writes:One of the Mornington Peninsula’s stars, Paringa Estate, makes outstanding pinot at three levels. This is the cheapest and the only one not made solely from Lindsay McCall’s estate-grown grapes. I can’t recall a better vintage. The restrained […]

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Craggy Range Calvert Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

The 2007 Craggy Range Calvert Vineyard Pinot Noir was last week’s wine of the week in the SMH. Huon Hooke wrote: From Central Otago’s Bannockburn district, this is just one of a clutch of outstanding single-vineyard pinot noirs from one of New Zealand’s top wineries. It has a deepish colour and a profound layered bouquet […]

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Maude Wines Central Otago Pinot Noir 2006

Maude Wines Central Otago Pinot Noir 2006

This wine was tasted alongside a 2005 Provenance Pinot from Geelong that actually lost little in the contest, the Provenance being lighter and softer but also delightful to drink. Below are the winemakers notes on the Maude; and we agree. It is a quite stunning wine that probably needs to be cellared for a couple […]

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