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2004 Pipers Brook Vineyard Reserve Tasmania Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., $40. Made from the best parcels from the best vineyards. Macerated on the skins for up to 25 days, aged 14 months in French oak barrels. Winemaker is René Bezemer. Imported by American Estate Wines Inc., Philadelphia, PA. · This wine has a paucity of fruit in the aromas and flavors showing instead dried herbs, brown spice, coffee and toast. Flamboyant tannins and bright acidity overwhelm the demure and faded fruit. Might drink better with food. Reviewed May 7, 2009

Winery: Pipers Brook Vineyard
From article: More Sips of Pinot from Down Under