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Kreglinger Wine Estates acquired Piper Brook Vineyard in Tasmania in 1997. Kreglinger has a long history, having been founded in 1797 in Antwerp and establishing Kreglinger Australia in 1893. Kreglinger also owns Ninth Island in Tasmania. The winemaker is Rene Bezemer and the viticulturist is Bruce McCormack.
The wines are imported by American Estate Wines, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
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 ARTICLE »