Early-drinking pinot

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

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