2013 Glaetzer-Dixon Family Wines "Avance" Pinot Noir Tasmania (Elsewhere $40)
Bold aromatics. Combines sweetness and savoury, herbal notes to great effect. Ripe, juicy raspberry and strawberry fruit flavours come face to face with dry woody spice, aniseed and sweet smoke. It's an unusual profile but its appeal is clear.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Pale ruby-purple colored, the 2013 Avance Pinot Noir offers notes of crushed red currants, fresh black cherries and aniseed with hints of tree bark and dried herbs. Light to medium-bodied, the palate is bold and expressive with a savory / meaty character coming through with exotic spices, supported by a good spine of grainy tannins and finishing with good length and just enough freshness. (LPB)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright red. High-pitched red berry, floral and Asian spice scents show excellent focus and vivacity, with a hint of white pepper coming up with air. Intensely floral on the palate, offering sweet strawberry, raspberry and rose pastille flavors and a deeper note of violet. This weightless, mineral-driven pinot finishes with outstanding clarity and length. (JR)
Fleeting hints of rose petals add allure to this wine's aromas of black cherries, cola and spice. Unlike some Tasmanian Pinots, it's generous and round in the mouth, with warm spice notes combining with plum and cola on the finish. (JC)
Soft and ripe, with a tang of acidity to balance the richness. The cherry, orange and tea flavors linger well, finishing with an open texture. (HS, Web-2015)