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Hughes & Hughes Pinot Noir, 2018 Tasmania


The 2017 version of this wine was a little fuller, but felt equally as good. A little less structured, a little softer and juicier, a little more easy access. At a pinch, this one slightly better. I wrote this elsewhere about the project at hand, which is born from the bothers at Mewstone, Tasmania. “Hughes & Hughes is a project to complement Mewstone”, explains Jonny Hughes, “it relies on fruit from growers and allows us to explore new ideas in the winery”. The range focuses on small batches, often with divergent winemaking technique, including extended lees contact and skin contact for white wines. Mostly out of Derwent Valley. There’s a variety of things going on in the winemaking, lending detail to the wine here.

Has an amazing, fruity aroma, full of detail, cherry and maraschino, sweet spice, raspberry liquorice, some jubey notes. Screams great drinking. Juicy and bright in the palate, more of the sweetish cherry fruit to taste but crisp acidity and a feathery web of tannins works well. Flavoursome yet fresh, leaner style but high drinkability. Yes thanks.

Rated : 93 Points

Mike Benny

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