Sometimes you just have to move on…
I did a promotion on this wine at S$49 a little over 12 months ago (see attached below) and you’ll see that back then, I had 22 bottles left.
Well, I’ve still got 19 left so time for it to make way for new releases.
It’s going out now @ S$37 all up which is what it cost to get it here.
Bangor Estate “Abel Tasman” East Coast Tasmania Pinot Noir 2014 – 12 bottles – S$63 – Huon Hooke 94, Silver 2016 Tasmania Wine Show
The Holyman “Project X” pinots are the top of the range from Joe Holyman’s Stoney Rise vineyard on the west bank of the Tamar River at Gravelly Beach.
Not released every year, and for the 2013 vintage (released 2015) only about 50 cases made.
Here’s what James Suckling had to say, giving it 96 points (www.jamessuckling.com):
“Ripe, peppery and very, very taut and complex, this is an exercise in whole bunches with a lot of dark cherry fruit, orange zest, North African spices and some brassy oak all whirling around. Punchy palate, assertive tannins and a grippy succulent style to it; deep cherry flavours, nice and pure, and the tannins will carry it long – a decade and then some. Drink in 2019.”
RRP of A$90…S$90 here.
I originally promoted this back in November 2015 but having got more than my fair share of the 50 case allocation, I’ve still got some left. They’ve been maturing nicely under temperature control since.
Sometimes, there is just no logic in selling wine.
I have promoted this 2011 Goaty Hill Riesling from the Tamar region of Tasmania twice since my initial purchase in late 2012. This is the third time.
It’s pretty well rated at Halliday 94, scored a Silver medal at the 2013 Tassie Wine Show, and there’s still plenty of life left in it, but…I’ve shifted just 20 bottles to date.
So, it’s time for it to go and make way for new wines.
It retailed at A$25 so it’s offered now at S$25.
Outstanding quality for the price.