From the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it vineyard of Tomboy Hill comes The Tomboy Pinot Noir, a small batch red made in cooee distance from the site of the Eureka Stockade (you’ll notice the telltale star on the label).
Everything here starts off hands-on. Premium hand-picked fruit is manually sorted, before all hands are off and this gorgeous Pinot is left to do its thing au naturel. At once powerful, elegant, and balanced, this under-the-radar wine deserves its time in the spotlight.
Bright, tangy aromas of persimmon, sarsaparilla, candied orange rind and red berries leap from the glass, underlain by a souk of cardamom, clove and anise. The influence of whole-clusters in the fermentation is clear, imparting too, a spider web of tannins expanding nicely across the long, sappy finish. This is a bit shins and elbows at the moment, but the fruit and structural attributes will integrate across a bright future.
95 points, Wine Companion (January 2018)