Tolpuddle Vineyard Tasmania Pinot Noir

Tolpuddle has for decades been one of Tasmania’s finest vineyards in the Coal River Valley, yet its fruits have never been bottled under its name until it was acquired by Shaw + Smith. This is it, for the first time, and I cannot recall an inaugural pinot noir release of such distinction from anywhere, ever. Effortlessly harmonious, confidently understated, exotically spiced, delicately lifted, deeply structured and exceptionally persistent. $68 at Edinburgh Cellars.