About The Pack
Small Island Wines is a mirco-batch Tasmanian wine company founded by James Broinowski in 2015 after raising the money to launch his brand via a successful crowd-funding campaign through Kickstarter.
James focuses his time on producing Pinot Noir with regional accents from around Tasmania. The wines have received quite a lot of press in only a short amount of time. James Halliday wrote, "It looks very much like a potential acorn to oak story, for the quality of the wines is seriously good." after trying only the first release from 2015. Since then, James hasn't looked back.
Here's a selection of his stellar rare 2017 releases. All with great reviews, all super limited. It's the perfect way to get acquainted with the Tassie rising star!
2017 Small Island Single Site North Pinot Noir
A hidden gem of the Apple Isle, the Small Island Wines are making plenty of noise with only a small range.
This is their single site Pinot Noir from the Glen Garry vineyard in the North of the island. Focused, intense and brooding, this is a Pinot Noir with a lot of charisma.
Oak set decidedly to the background, the fruit from this excellent vineyard front and centre. In Campbell Mattinson's 94+ point review, he dubbed it, "Outstanding wine. Ever so complex."
Only 72 dozen made.Read more about 2017 Small Island Single Site North Pinot Noir
2017 Small Island Black Label Pinot Noir
This is a hot proposition for those who are always interested to try the 'next big thing'. James Broinowski is a star on the rise.
This is Pinot Noir delivered with effortless ease. A blend of fruit from James' two single site Pinot Noir expressions, this is his snapshot of the vintage across Tasmania told through his winemaking.
It's light and crunchy, perfectly balanced, and wonderfully complex.
Simply a delight to drink and a must try for lovers of Pinot from across the Bass Straight.
"Pretty as a picture. The archetypal satiny pinot noir. It seduces you in slinky style." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)Read more about 2017 Small Island Black Label Pinot Noir
2017 Small Island Single Site South Pinot Noir
Here James crafts a tiny batch of grapes from the Coal River Valley in the South of the island into a deft Pinot Noir with plenty of charisma. Its clarity of fruit is first class.
The structure and billowing aromatics show all the characteristics of the very best of Pinot Noir from Tasmania. Only an insane 30 dozen were made.
"Tasted this over perhaps a 10-12 hour period and it kept getting better; never a bad sign." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)Read more about 2017 Small Island Single Site South Pinot Noir