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Apsley Gorge 2013 Pinot Noir

$68.00 - $775.00

Tasmania's Apsley Gorge is a world apart. The location is unique, the vineyard snuggled as it is under the Douglas Apsley National Park at the northern end of the East Coast. It is a cool location, extending the ripening season and making it among the last to pick in the state.

Stylistically it's in a world of its own too. Owner/winemaker Brian Franklin has over the years crafted and defined a wine as much from the skills learned from his annual vintage in Burgundy as a response to his site in Tasmania on the other side of the world.

Always characterful, Apsley Gorge's particular trademark is the richly luscious and structured palate. In vintage 2013 this is preceded by an intriguing nose that has red rose florals, some szechuan pepper smoky hints and also toffee and candied orange. There's the typical Apsley blood and stone too. Sweet red cherry fruit and a little darker plum sweep across the palate; the tannins are ultra fine and slightly chalky, and the flavours go on and on. A great release from Apsley Gorge, harks back to the 2007.

 

 

 

Pinot Shop is located in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia at 135 Paterson Street down at the river end near Cataract Gorge, Stillwater Restaurant and The Mill Providore. We specialise in the best of premium pinot noir as grown so beautifully in the cool climes of Tasmania, New Zealand and southern parts of the big Australian continent. Our love for pinot extends to its sibling styles pinot gris and grigio and fizzy cousins sparkling wine and Champagne, even when they don’t contain pinot noir. That’s not to say we’ve become too exclusive - we also stock an interesting range of delicious wines for those (rare) times when you’re not drinking pinot…
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