Dalrymple Pipers River Tasmania Pinot Noir

Tasmania is Robert Hill-Smith’s latest passion, and it’s difficult to say whether the enthusiasm of his talented team is the result of the rise and rise of Dalrymple, or the other way around. Either way, the entry pinot of the estate is one of the most elegantly alluring on the shelves under $25 right now ($24 at My Cellars). A blend of estate and grower vineyards, increasingly from the Coal River Valley, it glides with rose hip fragrance, pink pepper and tangy red cherries. Well toned fruit weight is matched by gently lively acidity and finely textured, harmonious tannins. $24 at My Cellars.