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Top Tasmanian wines to try

By Halliday Wine Companion

5 Feb, 2021

Taste Tasmanian cool-climate elegance with these six standout examples.

    Australia's premier cool-climate wine region is famed for its ability to produce wines of elegance, complexity and intensity. Mirroring growing conditions of Champagne and the Rhine, sparkling wines and pinot noir shine here – but that's by no means where Tasmania's varietal offerings ends. Get a taste for the state's diverse and stellar styles with these six standout examples. 

    2019 Kate Hill Shiraz
    A lively nose full of red berry fruits, violets and spice. The palate is vibrant with a savoury structure, cherry plum flavours and velvety tannins. Round and generous with lovely length – perfect with a cheese and charcuterie tasting platter or a Sunday roast

    RRP $50 | 2029 |

    NV The Ridge North Lilydale Sparkling Rosé
    Salmon-pink hue with a faintly herbal bouquet. The palate is soft and round, richly textured and intense with focused and fine flavours and a taut, long, and appealing finish. Best enjoyed as an aperitif to any meal, or as a complex companion to elegant dishes.

    RRP $45 | 2025 |

    2018 Spring Vale Estate Pinot Noir
    Deep ruby red with powerful aromas of dark cherry, blackberry and subtle spice. The palate has the trademark Spring Vale intensity, plush mouthfeel and forest floor undertones. Finishes with persistent velvety tannins – enjoy with spicy barbequed leg of lamb.

    RRP $48 | 2028 |

    2020 Nocton Vineyards Chenin Blanc
    As the only chenin blanc currently produced in Tasmania, this wine is incredible on the nose with a fresh and fruity style on the palate. Very agreeable when enjoyed young but can be cellared for 10 years or more – only available through the Nocton cellar door.

    RRP $50 | 2031+ |

    2016 Pressing Matters Pinot Noir
    A clean bouquet of lifted spices and red fruits. An elegant, fruit-driven palate, loaded with layers of dark fruit and cherry flavours and structured tannins. Excellent intensity ensures longevity, although the style is very approachable now. Pair with red meats, duck and game.

    RRP $65 | 2030 |

    Clover Hill Cuvee
    2014 Clover Hill Blanc de Blancs
    The 2014 Blanc de Blancs has a golden straw appearance with a fine, persistent bead and delicate mousse. The wine displays aromas of brioche and honey with a hint of toasted hazelnuts. The palate is creamy with a textural mid-palate and exhibits flavours of preserved citrus and lemon curd.

    RRP $70 | 2030 |

    Find out more about Tasmania in our essential guide.

    *This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with the featured wineries.   

    Top image credit: Wine Australia