(Tasmania, Australia) $75

This wine is as close to a Burgundian Grand Cru as any pinot noir I’ve tasted from Australia. The long ribbons of savory earthiness are interwoven with citrus and roses, giving the wine both a deep richness and a pure freshness at the same time. Although the aromas and flavors are intense, the body of the wine is light, creating an ethereal elegance that would have made the winemaking monks of Burgundy proud. Tolpuddle is owned by veteran Australian vintners Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW. The vineyard, in the cool Coal River Valley of southern Tasmania, takes its name from the Tolpuddle Martyrs who, in the early 19th century, started an agricultural labor union in southern England and were shipped to Tasmania as convicts for their efforts. (13.5% abv)

97 points KM

Available at Gary’s Wine and Marketplace

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