Sometime a pinot noir is all about the sum of the parts! Not a particularly brilliant nose, palate or finish. Such is the 2006 Bream Creek. Yes, the nose could be more lifted, the palate have some more complexity. Nether the less this wine is immensely satisfying and a beautiful accompaniment to food.
The 2006 Bream Creek has perfect balance, luscious mouth feel and power. The appearance in the glass is an impressive mahogany with deep red reflections. Bouquet: Spice, cherry, ripe mixed berry fruit and cedar. Palate: Seamless, finely textured – mixed berries followed by aniseed and cedar.
Food matching: Try with game, lamb or Tasmanian Atlantic salmon. It has the power to cope with quite strongly flavoured dishes.
This wine comes from a vineyard located at Marion Bay in the south-east of Tasmania that was originally planted in 1973. It one of the oldest vineyards in Tasmania and the depth and power in this wine is a testament to the age of the vines. The purity and line of this wine also point to its terroir overlooking the beautiful and wild seascape of Marion Bay and Maria Island in South Eastern Tasmania.
Finally, I should mention that this wine is incredibly good value for money. Enjoy!