Home Hill 2016 Kelly's Reserve Pinot Noir
Winery : Home Hill
Home Hill's southerly Ranelagh location in Tasmania's Huon Valley produces excellent concentration in both the ‘Estate’ and ‘Kelly's Reserve’ Pinot Noirs. Both wines have been finalists in the (then) Tri and (now) Six Nations Pinot Trophy. In 2015, the Jimmy Watson Trophy was awarded to 2014 Home Hill Kelly's Reserve Pinot Noir, an outstanding achievement.
Michele's notes: Glistens in the glass, smells so delicious, so pretty... immediately appealing with sweet & morello cherries and distinctive cinnamon spice. Mouthwatering with the promise to come and it delivers. Nothing is forced here, viticulture and winemaking are at one, with the result that the wine drinks beautifully right out of the blocks. Trademark Kelly's Reserve volume and glycerol/silky/smooth texture in the mouth, with a bare touch of finely gritty, cat's tongue tannins to finish. Long, long, long, refreshes at the end with bright note of juiciness. A serene Pinot.
Kelly's Reserve is made from one of the original Home Hill blocks, planted in 1995. Initially it was Lyre trellised but Terry Bennett (owner and fanatical viticulturist) has adapted the trellising to a style of his own invention, based on years of experience and the particular growing conditions of the site. After the wine is made, the barrels are rated, with only the best going into Home Hill Kelly's Reserve. So, this wonderful wine is barrel-selected from a single site.