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Posted on April 22, 2008

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My best impression of the Tasmanian devil.  I was surprised to see a Tasmanian pinot noir on the shelf at the Milton LCBO.  After a quick check with the vintages gal, sounded like something I would like to try.

COCKFIGHTER’S GHOST PREMIUM RESERVE PINOT NOIR 2005
VINTAGES 60947 | 750 mL bottle
Price: $ 29.95

Dark cherry in colour, the nose is full of ripe dark cherries, ripe raspberries, and fresh white mushrooms on the nose. There’s also a little bit of something savoury, almost stem-like. Sharp, ripe tannins, nice acidity. Flavour profile consists of ripe red cherries, raspberries, hint of wild strawberry. Nice finish, sour cherries, white pepper, some clove-ish spicyness, some rapberry and strawberry. There is an interesting gamey characteristics – maybe from the MV6 clone they used in the mix, maybe whole cluster pressing?
Interesting wine, the gamey not on the finish throws me off a little, but not enough to not enjoy it. 88-89pt pinot noir for 30 bones? Not bad.

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