Elsewhere 2016 Pinot Noir
Winery : Elsewhere
Long term devotees of Tasmanian pinot would remember the Huon Valley 'Elsewhere' label from the late '80s and '90s. The original founders, Eric & Jette Phillips sold the vineyard in the late '90s and it has been in a state of transition until new owners Owen and Eve Knight set about restoring it to pristine and productive state once more.
The original name was coined by the Phillips' daughter in response to the standard southern Tasmanian weather report of 'showers south of Hobart, fine elsewhere'.
Campbell Mattinson described new release 2016 Elsewhere Pinot as '...pinot noir in seductive mode', awarding it 93 points (that's a very good score from Mattinson). Indeed, we also loved the generosity and silkiness of this still young wine.
There's cranberry and candied orange on first impression, then the sweet, juicy fruit floods the palate. Nice char and savouriness from the oak and the flavours are persistent.