Stefano Lubiana - 2018
100% estate grown, single vineyard, comprising two distinct terroirs, one being gravelly loams over clay and the other being loam over gravel. 100% certified biodynamic. The fruit is hand-picked and sorted by hand on a vibrating table. Wild yeast ferment, followed by 8-10 months in new and used French oak barrels. Beautifully etched and linear showing great vigour and poise, this eye-catching Pinot Noir offers a fragrant bouquet infused with wild plum, dark cherry and a hint of floral violet. Intriguing and inviting at the same time. Excellent intensity of fruit on the palate ensures that the senses are fully engaged throughout on the markedly long finish. Great vigour and vibrancy lends this impressive Tasmanian Pinot Noir real presence. The flagship wine of the estate.
16.5+/20 – JancisRobinson.com, ‘Full-on ripe fruit concentrate on the nose, and strong core intensity on the palate too. Lacking much development at this early stage, but certainly has the potential for ageing well. Drink 2019-2026‘ Richard Hemming MW, October 2017 (2016 vintage)
18/20 – JancisRobinson.com, ‘Savoury, an earthy Moroccan-spice scent sitting deep in the glass. Real bite and more friction in the tannins than most of the Pinots in this blind line-up. Sumac. Tamarind. A charge of pure red fruit, taut as a bow. Masses of undertow, building in intensity on the finish, rippling out like tiny seismic tremors. Drink 2019-2026′ Tamlyn Currin, February 2019 (2017 vintage)