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The game is 23 years strong, always 100% Pinot Noir a parcle in the vineyard picked for rosé (made for purpose), left on lees for 16 month, much longer than it was back in 1995. No fining, filtering or Tinkering. Thoughtfully produced to reflect on where its grown.

 

 

 

Gary Walsh - The Wine Front

2017 Pinot Taché

Posted on 21 February 2019.

One of the better rose wines made in this country.

Marches to the beat of its own drum, and that’s a good thing. It’s smoky, smells like Pinot Noir, but sotto voce, smoke, dried herbs and orange peel, redcurrant and white cherry. It’s tangy and slightly wild, has zest and spring, a lot of savoury work and chalky texture, cranberry acidity, and really zips through the finish with blood orange and amaro twang. Wonderful. 
Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : FEB19
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2022

 

Mike Bennie - The Wine Front

2016 Pinot Taché

Posted on 25 December 2017.

From the charming hand written sticker on the bottle, “21 years of production, 100% pinot noir rose, made with purpose, no cut corners. The last time it [the wine] was this colour was in 1999. I was 15 and had to step in after dad’s accident in vintage. How time flys (sic). No tricks, just terroir”. It’s one of Australian wine’s great stories of young Owen Latta taking the reigns during mornings, lunch breaks and afternoons while at school, but the Eastern Peake story, with its weave through Trevor Mast’s life, is also wonderful. Here’s one of Australia’s (anywhere?) best rose wines. It sees 16 months lees contact, which is almost unprecedented in Australia. 

Ruddy, bronze-ruby colour. Glorious perfume of rose hip, cranberry, Campari, cherries. The palate is succulent, finishes crisp, lingers with just a faint lick of oiliness to texture, shows a fine pinch of tannin. It’s mouthwatering in clean cherry and pomegranate flavours, sees a dusting of spice, a touch of alpine herb character. Concentration yet freshness, power and grace, it drives with vitality and refreshment factor. It’s stunning rose.

Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : DEC17
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $32
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2017 - 2020

 

Mike Bennie - The Wine Front

Eastern Peake Pinot Tache 2015

Posted on 29 December 2016.

This wine spends 16 months on lees, which for a rose is almost unheard of these days. Serious rose. Seriously serious. Thank the stars! We need more high quality stuff out there, and then at the bucks, wow, this delivers… and then some. From biological farming and no addition winemaking and a family estate that really, really gives a shit. 

It’s a winner. Stacks of flavour, slip to texture, briskness to acidity. There’s loads going on but even if you come to the wine uninitiated or blind you’ll still get whiplash looking back at your glass. Pale pink salmon hue. Pale strawberry flavours and scents. Pale vanilla whiffs. A dash of amaro, a splash of savoury nuttiness. Length is for ever. It’s high class all the way. Such fun, such goodness. Thanks.

Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : DEC16
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $30
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2016 - 2018

 

Mike Bennie - The Wine Front

Eastern Peake Pinot Tache Blanc du Noir 2014

Posted on 21 October 2015.

So often an urgency to get rose to market, but every now and then you see wines that have been nurtured and attended to beyond the norm. I think rose can be pretty serious as a wine, many don’t, I get it, but when done well, few wines disappear as quickly, and that’s often a measure of success. This pinot is barrel fermented and given thirteen months on lees after a small time on skins. This absolutely will be on my high rotation in summer; it’s one of the best rose wines I’ve seen, full stop. 

There’s more than meets the eye. Smells of red berries, quince, vanilla, spice. Lean and racy in the palate with pitch-perfect meshed acidity set to gently oily texture then a crunch and twist of amaro through the close. Red berries, lick of herbs, subtly savoury and supreme refreshment factor. Touches so many pleasure zones in tasting. It’s nigh on perfect for rose. 

Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : OCT15
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $28
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2015 - 2017

2018 Pinot Taché On Lees

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