2021 Dr. Edge 'Tasmania' Pinot NoirRegular price $60.00
Dr Edge Tasmania Pinot Noir is a blend of Derwent Valley (60%) Tamar Valley (30%) & East Coast (10%) fruit. All manner of whole cluster inclusion and partial carbonic maceration across each parcel is blended to the Dr’s house style. Natural yeast ferments the grapes which are pressed to old oak casks to lay low for 9 months before bottling without the use of any fining agents.
"Derwent Valley (60%) Tamar Valley (30%) & East Coast (10%). Has a bit of whole bunch, and some carbonic maceration. I’m not quite sure on carbonic in Pinot, though it does make the wines kind of pretty, kind of like dogs and their owners here, maybe.
Floral and spicy, quite pretty, also a bit meaty, with bright red fruit and almond. Light to medium-bodied, frisky and fresh, clear and precise, raspberry, cranberry flavour and crunch to acidity, fine but firm graphite tannin, and a tight and vibrant finish of excellent length. If you’re into a more delicate/delicious style of Pinot Noir, then this should suit you very nicely. I like it."
95 points - Gary Walsh – The Wine Front