Piper's Brook Estate Pinot Noir 2016 - Tasmania Australia
94/100 - Silver - James Halliday
91/100 - Silver - James Halliday (2017 vintage)
91/100 The Wine Front (2017 vintage)
94/100 The Wine Front (2018 vintage)
16/20 Jancis Robinson (2009 vintage)
Gold - Royal Hobart Wine Show
Gold - Royal Queensland Wine Show
International Wine Challenge - Commended (2008 vintage)
International Wine Challenge - Bronze (2007 vintage)
International Wine & Spirit Competition - Bronze (2006 vintage)
Mondial des Pinots (2003 vintage)
Jamie Goode "Very good+. There’s some savoury complexity to the sweet cherry and berry fruit."
James Halliday "Pipers Brook has long made compelling, sinuously tannic and long-lived Pinot Noirs over the course of their history. In fact, those from the mid to late '90s remain among the best ever tasted from Australia, at least in lieu of a Burgundian mould when excessive sweetness is not striven for. It is rewarding to see that the range is on song. This is extremely delicate, yet in a way forceful, with pumice-like, powdery tannins defining a pinot of riveting, cerebral texture. It is across this spider web of chiffon that sour red cherry, strawberry, vanilla and satsuma plum have their way, ever so gradually seeping across the textural, taut mid-palate. An excellent first cab off the rank, strongly reminiscent of mid-tier Burgundy. This will age very well, belying its initial lighter complexion."
The Winemaker "Vibrant ruby red. Aromas of intense mixed berry compote, with fragrant spice, and floral notes. A palate of red and black fruit purity, supported by fine tannins structure, providing a wonderfully textured and long finish."
James Halliday "Good depth to the colour foretells a pinot with attitude and class and substance, yet is also refined. It offers black and red cherry fruit and a pinch of spice that will increase its role as the years go by." (2017 vintage)
The Wine Front "So fine and elegant. So lovely..."Spice and savoury elements mingling in the aftertaste." (2018 vintage)
James Halliday "The Pipers Brook empire has almost 200ha of vineyard supporting the Ninth Island, Pipers Brook and Kreglinger labels, with the major focus, of course, being on Pipers Brook. Fastidious viticulture and a passionate winemaking team along with immaculate packaging and enterprising marketing create a potent and effective blend."
Jamie Goode "..the dominant force in Tasmanian wine in Australia....Pipers Brook has been a tremendous success."
Nestled in the heart of Tasmanian wine country, Pipers Brook Vineyard in the Tamar region is home to some of Australia’s most sought after cool climate wines. Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio and Sparkling wines have become a hallmark of Tasmanian wine.
Tasmania is the 'Island State' of the 'Island Continent', and the most southerly state of Australia. The climate here is markedly different from the mainland, and Pinot Noir and Chardonnay dominate the vineyards, making light, elegant still wines and some of Australia's best sparkling wines.
Pinot Noir is the dominant red wine grape of Burgundy, now produced in wine regions all over the world, including western Germany, northern Italy, Chile, South Africa, Australia and, perhaps most notably, California, Oregon and New Zealand.
The essence of Pinot Noir wine is its aroma of strawberry and cherry (fresh red cherries in lighter wines and stewed black cherries in weightier examples), underpinned in the most complex examples by hints of forest floor. Well-built Pinot Noirs, particularly from warmer harvests, also exhibit notes of leather and violets, sometimes approaching the flavor spectrum of Syrah.