2018 Bangor Vineyard Shed Captain Spotswood Pinot Noir, Tasmania
Captain Spotswood was granted land in 1831 as a retired army office and thus became the area’s first settler. This land became known as Bangor in Tasmania. His house was regarded as a respectable building, sited perfectly for the views of Norfolk Bay. During his toiling, the Captain regarded the land as third rate, best suited to wheat, turnips and potatoes. Today, this site is now planted to Pinot Noir. With International Pinot Noir Day approaching on 18 August 2020, you have time to sail to Norfolk Bay and grab a Pinot Noir to celebrate this most magnificent of days and tip a glass to Captain Spotswood as you do.
The 2018 Bangor Vineyard Shed Captain Spotswood is a Pinot Noir from the geographic wine region of Tasmania. In the glass as it is swirled, a light crimson splashes lazily around. The nose is perfumed with rose petals and bright spices. Red fruits and cherries lift with air as the sails fill on the horizon. On the palate, the red fruits mingle with rhubarb and cherries; not a turnip in sight. Savoury and earthy notes sit easily against the silky tannins. Vibrant acidity plays out the long fanning finish leaving you to marvel at this grape and the toiling of nigh on 200 years.
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