Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Frogmore Creek Tasmanian Pinot Noir 2006

There is nothing wrong with referring to ‘The Simpsons’ for some inspiration, so here it goes,
‘..... more asbestos, more asbestos, more asbestos...’

These are the rantings of the eternal 10 year old Bart Simpson during a debate with class poindexter Martin Prince. As much as I love the little fella, the last thing we need is more asbestos. What we do need however, is more flavour, more complexity and just plain more yum. This is precisely what the Frogmore Creek Tasmanian 2006 Pinot Noir needs.

The colour is quite translucent with no real depth to it at all. There is a bit of soft spice with oak coming through the longer in the glass. Sweet strawberry up front with very little to offer other than acid. The next day the wine was pretty much gone with no real depth at all.

One thing that struck me was this wine came in at 14% a/v, which is bloody high considering it is from the some of the southernmost vineyards in Tassie and that 2006 was quite a tame year weather wise. yet the thing with Frogmore Creek Pinot Noir, is that over the years the winemakers have been achieving quite high alcohol, with the Reserve Pinot Noir 2005 coming in at a whopping 14.8% a/v - thats large!

No real balance with this one, but hey, don’t have a cow or anything. This wine I reckon will be better in a couple of years after it loses the massive acid.

Drink with pork chops and beetroot salad
Drink till 2013
Screwcap $23

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