Pinot noir kicks above its weight in Barringwood’s blends, and pronounces its presence in a medium straw hue with a blush tint, and layers of spicy red cherries, violets, red apples and fruit mince spice. Chardonnay defines a tail of focused, cool, Tasmanian acidity. Time on lees has contributed nuances of wild honey, without interrupting its primary mood. Finely integrated, perfectly ripe Tasmanian acidity is well balanced with subtle dosage on the finish.
92 Points TYSON STELZER'S AUSTRALIAN SPARKLING REPORT
Barringwood is setting the pace for north-western Tasmanian sparkling, and its flagship celebrates a compelling and seamless contrast between bright, vibrant Tasmanian chardonnay and more creamy texture and complexity that might be expected from four years lees age. Spicy pear, apple and grapefruit glide long and focused amidst layers of brioche, mixed spice, and the beginnings of fruit mince spice. Wonderful drive and fantastic line and length mark out a finish driven by mouth-watering acidity like only Tasmania can create. Barringwood’s finest work yet.
94 Points - TYSON STELTZER'S AUSTRALIAN SPARKLING REPORT 2020
This release is a real class act and an enormous step up for Barringwood in precision, purity and sheer joy! With a faint blush tint, it’s a flamboyantly youthful and vibrant cuvée, driven by the aromas and flavours of pinot noir and the structure and focus of chardonnay. With just 17 months on lees, the story here is all about primary fruit, confidently led by pinot noir’s red apple and red cherry mood. The palate presents a wonderfully harmonious marriage between succulent fruit, soft texture and perfectly ripe, vibrant Tasmanian acidity. A new star in the vital category of affordable non-vintage sparkling.
93 Points - TYSON STELTZER'S AUSTRALIAN SPARKLING REPORT
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