2010 Bream Creek Pinot Noir

bream creek pinotBream Creek is situated just above Marion Bay in south-eastern Tasmania. North-east of Cygnet and Hobart if that helps. The winery is probably as well-known for making one of Australia’s few Schönburgers as it is for this affordable Pinot.

The oak is more prominent than I’d like it to be but the smooth, charry chocolate character it imparts will win many over. Strawberry high notes with brambly fruits and plummy depths at the core of the flavours on show. Sweetness and spice. Tannins are relatively assertive and have a bit of width about them. I can’t see the excitement but I can see the quality and value. 90 Good

Region: Tasmania
Alcohol: 13.7%
Closure: Screwcap
Tasted: April 2013


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2 Responses to 2010 Bream Creek Pinot Noir

  1. TR says:

    Re the oak, it sounds like another rendition of the ’09, which is a bummer. Though of the sexy type, it makes poor of a good wine. Tone it down BC… please!

  2. It’s a tough one for me TR. I know a lot of people who really like this wine and I suspect that a significant part of its appeal to them is the oak. Personally and subjectively though, I’m in agreement with you. I’d like to see less prominent oak. And I’m certainly not anti-oak when it comes to all Pinot. With this Bream Creek release I just feel it muffles dynamics and expression.

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