Tigress Pinot Noir 2005 Bay of Fires, Tasmania
Posted on September 8th, 2008
Saved in Red wine, Sour Grapes recommends, Wine, €15-€20
The Tigress Pinot Noir 2005 from Bay of Fires, Tasmania was the second of the two Pinot Noirs I picked up from Cellars on the Naas Road.
While the Meyer-Näkel Spätburgunder was a real disappointment, this was a decent find.
Tasmania for wine
Tasmania is far cooler than mainland Australia, similar to New Zealand in many ways - so a perfect place to grow Pinot Noir, a grape that thrives in cooler climes.
The Tigress is also very similar in style to some New Zealand Pinot Noirs and compares favourably with Spy Valley, Villa Maria or similar.
Tasting the Tigress Pinot Noir
Great fruit, cherries and raspberries with light smooth tannins. Got even better an hour or so after opening.
About €17 from Cellars, Naas Road
On the whole Tigress is an excellent vineyard - keep your eyes open for the Sparkling wine - much weighter and complex then most Oz Sparklers !
Really is very good !
I’ve read that about the Tassie Tigress Bubbly, though have yet to try it