dalrymple-pinot-noir-2017
dalrymple-pinot-noir-2017

Dalrymple Pinot Noir 2017

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Pipers River, Derwent Valley & East Coast, Tasmania, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Variety: Pinot Noir

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Dalrymple Pinot Noir 2017

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Producer: Dalrymple

Country: Australia

Region: Tasmania

Vintage: 2017

Critic Score: 94

Alcohol: 13.5%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2030


It’s firm, powerful and insistent. It’s imposing, and impressive - Campbell Mattinson

Fruit was sourced from Dalrymple's own vineyard at Pipers River and growers at Swansea and Ouse. Each of these sites making its own unique contribution to the final blend with maturation taking place in French oak barriques.

"Juicy, slippery textured pinot of cherry fruit, pleasing bitterness, a touch of flint and graphite minerality in the mix and a general sense of precision across the palate. It's a fine example, very fresh, touched by slender tannin and drawn long to a point. Very lovely drinking."  Mike Bennie

"Pinot Noir has always underpinned my enthusiasm for wine. It is the perfect example of what wine should be: mysterious, challenging, a complete reflection of its environment and the most satisfying when you get it right." Peter Caldwell - Vigneron

Expert reviews

"This puts on a show. Oak, fruit and tannin taste as though they could leap tall buildings in a single bound. Woodsmoke, ripe plum, sweet-sour cherries, fistfuls of woodsy spice notes, star anise included. It's firm, powerful and insistent. It's imposing, and impressive. Drink: 2021-2028+."  Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front - 94 points

"It carries a serious clip of cedar wood-accented oak, but the fruit is pure and strong. This is a muscular pinot noir with plum and anise notes bursting through dry spice and wood smoke. The tannin here has the crackle of quality to it, as indeed does the fruit. It has every muscle flexed right now but it'll be better once it's had time to ease off and settle into itself. Drink by 2029."  Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion - 94 points

"Juicy, slippery textured pinot of cherry fruit, pleasing bitterness, a touch of flint and graphite minerality in the mix and a general sense of precision across the palate. It's a fine example, very fresh, touched by slender tannin and drawn long to a point. Very lovely drinking."  Mike Bennie, The Wine Front - 92 points

About the winery

Known as Black Clusters since 1827 Tasmania has been recognised as a producer of quality Pinot Noir. Tasmanian Pinot first hit the world stage at the Paris exhibition in 1848 before the Tasmanian wine industry was lost for more than 100 years. A handful of visionaries began to revive the industry and amongst them were Bertel and Anne Sundstrup who established Dalrymple Vineyards in 1987. It was the sloping hills overlooking Bass Strait that made the site unique and inspired the Hill-Smith family to purchase the vineyard in 2007, along with distinct single sites around Tasmania in their pursuit to produce the perfect single site Pinot. 

"Dalrymple was established many years ago by the Mitchell and Sundstrup families; the vineyard and brand were acquired by Hill-Smith Family Vineyards in late '07. Peter Caldwell has been responsible for the vineyard, viticulture and winemaking since '10. He brought with him 10 years' experience at Te Kairanga Wines (NZ) and 2 years with Josef Chromy Wines. His knowledge of pinot noir and chardonnay is comprehensive. In Dec '12 Hill-Smith Family Vineyards acquired the 120ha property on which the original Frogmore Creek Vineyard was established; 10ha of that property is pinot noir specifically for Dalrymple." James Halliday

Wine region map of Tasmania

Tasmania

Tasmania is a small island located below mainland Australia. It produces less than 1% of Australia’s wine but enjoys a global reputation as a leading producer of premium cool climate wines. It is prized for its top-class sparkling wine, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling.

Tasmania is home to more than 230 wineries across 7 wine regions*. The reigions Coal River Valley, East Coast, Pipers River and Tamar Valley produce around 90% of Tasmania's wine, while the other three regions Derwent Valley, Huon Valley and North West produce the remaining 10%. * Please note these 7 wine areas are considered here to be subregions of Tasmania to aid site navigation.

Tasmania is the coldest wine State in Australia. Its climate is temperate, with a distinct maritime influence from the Tasman Sea to the east, Bass Strait to the north and the Indian Ocean to the west. Summer days are temperate while winter sees some of the coldest temperatures in Australia. It's unique climate and soils combine to create ideal growing conditions for cool-climate grape varieties.