Monday, May 14, 2012

Wine of the day #3 - Stefano Lubiana Pinot Noir Tasmania 2009

Assessment of quality
Excellent quality, especially after decanting. After 3 days, the velvet tannin is evolving and the flavour intensity is much stronger with a very long aftertaste. The leathery and gamy flavour stands out  with a sumptuous structure. The licorice taste swells in the mouth, however not sure it is popular among people on the mixing palate of licorice and leather. It can last for at least 20 - 25 years. Time to store some. The only question left in thought is whether young Australian wine would illustrate secondary note when decanted? Guess this is the beauty of Pinot Noir, similar to Burgundy's complex region.

Clarity: Bright
Intensity: medium - (3 days later... it becomes medium +)
Colour: Garnet
Observations: heavy legs

Condition: Clean
Development: fully developed (after 3 days)
Intensity: high
Aroma: leathery, strong licorice, red berries,, strawberry, slight grass

Sweetness: medium
Acidity: medium
Tannin: medium +
Alcohol: high
Body: full
Flavour Intensity: high
Flavour: more leather, stronger licorice, more red berries, some chocolate, caramel, oaky,
Length: long

Readiness to drink
Fully developed, ready to drink and can last for 20 years or more.
Suggest decanting before drinking

Suggested food pairing: Heavy sauce Chinese dishes, thousand years preserved egg, barbeque pork
Source: Mail, Tasmania Australia
Price: NIL
Year: 2009
Grape varietal: Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 13.5%
Score: 95 pts (James Halliday)
Qualification: NIL


Mark Smith said...

Thanks for your generous comments, Par-lor. Be sure to drop by the vineyard if ever in Tasmania. Be glad to show you some more great Stefano Lubiana Pinots. Best wishes from SLW.

Par-lor said...

Thanks Mark, I am planning to visit Tasmania around Dec this year. Sure will drop by and pay a detail visit. My pleasure.


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