2009 Butchers Hill Pinot Noir


This Butchers Hill Pinot Noir exhibits ripe dark fruit, soft dusty tannins, a beautiful toasty cedar oak character balanced with a firm acid back bone. Made in the true Pinot Noir style making it an excellent food wine now, but with further cellaring, will continue to age gracefully.

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Vintage Conditions

2009 was a challenging year for Tasmanian grape growers starting early in the season with a dry start to Spring bringing with it severe frost damage to some parts of the state. This was followed by a cool and wet November hampering fruit set and subsequently lowering yields across most varieties. Summer was no exception to the challenging conditions being very hot and dry over a long period with some extreme heat stretching water resources in the drier regions. Surprisingly for some the overall growing season conditions were cooler than prior vintages resulting in some exceptional and intensely structured wines.

Colour        Medium burgundy with a violet rim

Aroma        Intense berry fruits erupt on the nose consisting of raspberries and strawberries but followed closely with secondary notes of dried stalks, vanilla pod, eastern spices and wet gravel

Palate         Big, confident, complex and mouth-filling! Ripe and juicy red fruits of black plum, raspberry and cherry on the front of the palate follow through to flavours of cooked rhubarb and black earth, all wrapped around gravelly, textural tannins. The finish is mouth-wateringly long and textural

Technical Analysis

Alcohol                   13.8%

pH/TA                     3.42/6.00

Residual Sugar        0g/L

Peak Drinking

A beautiful drink now but will get better until at least 2022


2011 National Cool Climate Wine Show,   NSW

  • Champion Wine of Show Trophy
  • Best Dry Red Wine Trophy
  • Best Pinot Noir Trophy and Top Gold

2011 Royal Hobart Wine Show Top Gold

2012 Tasmanian Wine Show People’s Choice Trophy


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