I had the pleasure of drinking the Josef Chromy 2013 pinot noir from Tasmania last night with friends over a meal. It matched well with a variety of dishes we sampled including calamari with vietnamese salad, grilled snapper and waygu dumplings. This is a great food wine and I could see it equally complementing pork (asian style), duck or poultry.
This wine needs time to breath – it developed nicely after 45 mins. and here is what unfolded:
Appearance – Bright attractive mid cherry red in the glass.
nose – abundant red berries, blue berries, violets and cinnamon.
palate – red berry and ripe cherry, touch of toasty notes from oak, overall a linear experience.
Outstanding texture and silken tannins. Opulent, soft and round mouth feel and good balance, excellent persistence – hallmarks of a great pinot
I would happily cellar this beauty for 5 years and enjoy on special occassions.