It’s a classic—the consummate Tasmanian pinot noir. Bright in the glass, the hue is reminiscent of port wine jelly and mulberry, with aromatics of Christmas pudding, black cherry and port-soaked raisins, as well as violet and lilac. The palate is velvety and silken soft with beautifully integrated tannins, structure and impressive acidity providing backbone. Notes of star anise, plum, cranberry and a touch of menthol unite to create an almost blackcurrant pastille-like flavour, and lead to a subtle dark chocolate finish. This is a warming, winter pinot and will pair brilliantly with grilled mushrooms, marinated pork or duck à l’orange.