the Tiger Pinot Noir 2015
The nose is bursting with aromatic strawberry and cranberry like red fruits, opening up to more complex dried herb and spicy aromas. The palate is beautifully detailed and transparent, energetic and sustained. Driven by the vivid red fruits, layers of very fine silky tannin and a pure acid presentation on the surprisingly long finish.
The Tiger Pinot Noir is a single vineyard wine made from grapes grown in our Tiger vineyard in the Lowburn sub-region. The vineyard is on sloping land up off the valley floor and this elevated cooler position allows the vineyard to ripen slowly, building layer upon layer of flavour nuance and soft silky tannins. The wines from this vineyard typically display spicy aromatic red berry fruits and violets. The palate is characterised by a broad structure and layers of fine integrated tannin and fruit which is more textural than structural. The Tiger is always quite shy and reticent in its youth and after 4-5 years in bottle, it really blossoms and expresses itself.