VOLUME 9, ISSUE 38
February 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard: A Description & Vertical Tasting Tasting Aged Williams Selyem Pinot Noir: Bottled Surprises Pinot Noir “Clone 95”: Dick Erath Revives an Old Treasure Failla Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Wines Hearty Burgundy Celebrates 50 Years Tasting Rooms Threatening to Overtax Healdsburg and Sonoma Pinot Briefs
The winery is owned by Andrew Hood who also makes wine for several other Tasmania wineries including Frogmore's sister label, 42 Degrees South. Established in 1996 on gentle sloping land in the Coal River Valley of southern Tasmania (Australia), Frogmore Creek bottled its first vintage in 2002. The Reserve Pinot Noir from that year won the best Pinot and the Best Wine of Show at the 2004 Tasmanian Wine Show and was awarded 96 points by James Halliday in his 2005 Australian Wine Companion.
In 2003, Chardonnay and Riesling joined the flagship Pinot Noir.
The Frogmore Creek 2005 Pinot Noir received the Chairman's 'Best of Class' at the 2007 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition and a Gold Medal at the 2007 Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition.
The Coal River Valley region is an award winning wine producing area with a similar latitude to the famous wine regions of France and Germany. Only a 20 minute scenic drive from Hobart city, Frogmore Creek lies amongst the largest concentration of privately owned vineyards in Tasmania. Tasmanian winegrowers have used the cleanest air in the world, the purest mountain water and the four distinct seasons of the mid-southern latitudes to produce premium quality wines for a world market.
Frogmore Creek was a participating winery at the 2008 World of Pinot Noir. Small amounts are exported, and at a relatively inexpensive price, this is a wine to purchase in quantity. Tasmania's climate produces wines more like those of Europe than mainland Australia. Highly recommended.
Articles About Frogmore Creek
2006 Frogmore Creek Tasmania Australia Pinot Noir
14.0% alc., $20. Imported by Hathaway Co., Inc.. · Moderately deep reddish-purple color in the glass. Lovely aromatics featuring black cherries, raspberries, spice and violets. Plenty of sweet purple fruit coats the palate with a silk and satin texture, mild grainy tannins, and enough structure to predict some longevity. A well-priced wine that drinks like wines with tonier names. Matches well with kangaroo. Very good (-). Reviewed December 16, 2009 ARTICLE »
2006 Frogmore Creek Tasmania Pinot Noir
14.0% alc., $20. · Moderately deep reddish-purple color in the glass. Pleasing aromas of black cherries, raspberries, spice, and violets. Medium-weighted sweet purple fruits offered in a silky textured, easy-drinking style with slightly grainy tannins providing commendable structure. A good value. Very good (-). Reviewed July 3, 2007
2005 Frogmore Creek Reserve Tasmania Pinot Noir
150 cases. The winery is owned by Andrew Hood who also makes wine for several other Tasmania wineries. · Very nice wine with plenty of red cherry and spice, light on its feet and elegant with a good acid backbone. This is delicious. Reviewed March 23, 2008 ARTICLE »
2005 Frogmore Creek Estate Bottled Tasmania Pinot Noir
14.1% alc., $25. Winemaker is Andrew Hood. Imported by Hathaway Trading Co., Inc., Ladera Ranch, CA. · Moderately light garnet color. Lovely aromas of spiced red fruits with savory herbs. Very Pinot. Lightly weighted, even a bit dilute, with notes of herbs, white pepper and grapefruit accenting the delicate red fruits. Supple tannins, easy and approachable. Reviewed May 7, 2009 ARTICLE »
2005 Frogmore Creek Tasmania Pinot Noir
$26 · Bright and pure nose of cherries, strawberries and roses. Cola and cherry flavors with a nice woodsy tone and edgy acidity. A flat-out stunning wine that reminds me of Chambolle Musigny in style and character. Reviewed March 23, 2008 ARTICLE »
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