Stoney Rise Pinot Noir, Tasmania 2015 AUD$30
A fruit-driven, raspberry, red cherry-scented wine with subtle oak handling, the palate light to medium weight with a gentle sheen of tannin completing its accessible, supple texture. It’s a very good early-drinking style of pinot offering more than a simple ‘fruit bomb’. (Screw cap; 13 per cent alcohol.)
Score: 89 ★★★½ – view on huonhooke.com
Ageing: Now to six years.
Food idea: Grilled duck breast.
Stockists: South Melbourne Cellars (Vic.); Best Cellars (NSW)
Ranked #22 of 41 2015 Pinot Noir tasted from Australia
Price Benchmark: $25.67 Avg 89pt 2015 Pinot Noir tasted from Australia