2017 Small Island Single Site South Reserve Pinot Noir

Coal River Valley, TAS

Single barrel from a single Coal River Valley vineyard from this extremely talented, single-minded Pinot Noir winemaker. Stunningly complex. EXTREMELY LIMITED!


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This wine creates its own world, and as a drinker you happily leave the shore and swim out into it.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Here's a wine that makes a powerful statement about James Broinowski's intentions for the Small Island Wine brand.

This is a special reserve release of his 'South' Pinot Noir.

A single barrel made and released, a minuscule 380 bottles in total.

Campbell Mattinson called it, "distinctive, unique, characterful" in his assessment. It's a wine with impressive depth and structure. An excellent option for the cellar or for the collector that thinks they have it all.

About Small Island Wines

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, with a little Rosé and Riesling being made as well.

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.

James Broinowski
James Broinowski
Credit: Kim Eiszele
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Reserve wines shouldn’t be about more, they should be about other; it’s about preserving the personality of a parcel, and not about robbing Peta to pay Paula. This wine understands the difference. It’s distinctive, unique, characterful; you put it near your mouth and think: this is different. This is a meaty wine with flowers and spices strewn throughout. It has dark, brooding fruit, though its lungs of cherry and plum harbour ventricles of graphite and woodsmoke. Reduction has been used to positive effect here. Tannin goes about its duty in firm but unobtrusive style. This wine creates its own world, and as a drinker you happily leave the shore and swim out into it." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

A single-vineyard, single-barrel, ageworthy pinot noir with incredible concentration and power. This wine is extremely limited, with only 380 bottles produced, it speaks of purity and place.

A fantastic gift for the wine connoisseur or collector.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 14.0%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 380 bottles


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