I already want to go back to Tasmania! We had such a great tip and visited a chock load of wineries (blog posts to come). It’s such a gorgeous place for wine travel guys 😉
My parents arrived into Hobart before Mr Spittoon and I got in at about 6pm on Friday. They had already picked up groceries and wine of course. This bottle of Broad Arrow 2017 Pinot Noir was one of them.
It comes from the Relbia region which is just outside of Launceston in northern Tasmania. I have a feeling Broad Arrow might be a relatively new label as their website is under construction and I couldn’t find out much about them online.
However, I did get to know the contents of this bottle pretty well.
On the eye it’s the colour of almost ripe red cherries with a hint of blackberry. The nose is full of vanilla infused cherries and earthy mushrooms. It’s fruity and savoury on the nose and in the mouth too. I like what my Dad said when explaining the taste: “it’s like cherries have dropped from the tree and have landed in the dirt and you have eaten them”. Think of the dirt as a fancy savoury ‘dirt’ a creative chef would put on a plate in a top-notch restaurant. We all really enjoyed this one. $22 a bottle.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!