2021 Giant Steps Fatal Shore Pinot Noir
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2021 Giant Steps Fatal Shore Pinot Noir

Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
$79. 99 Bottle
$959.88 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Stelvin

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Made with fruit from the Coal River Valley, in Tasmania, the 2021 Fatal Shore Pinot Noir is a wholly darker and more brooding expression of Giant Steps Pinot Noir, although Flamo's (chief winemaker Steve Flamsteed) take is that they were able to imprint the Giant Steps style on the wine, despite the fruit sourcing, which I agree with. The fruit, in case you were wondering, was reefer-trucked up to the winery and was in the Yarra by the following morning, where the two clones were treated differently; the MV6 was fermented with whole bunches, while the D5V15 was fermented whole berry. This brings a ripe cherry character to mind, with hints of red apple, fresh garden mint and crushed graphite tannins. Drink 2022 - 2032.
93 Points
Erin Larkin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (June 2022)

The Tasmanian excursion for Giant Steps. Coal River Valley site(s). Massively different in flavour-profile to, say, the Giant Steps Yarra Valley releases.
This sits back in the palate, rather than forward. It’s pinot sitting up the back of the bus. It’s as much plum as red cherry though either way, it has a macerated character and feel, woven through with sweet cedarwood, and mint. Composure was the word that came to mind. It’s a neat wine, well-enough powered, with length through the finish in its favour. It also has a subtle candied aspect to the acidity, and tannin that clumps ever-so-slightly; the latter of which will resolve as it matures, which it’s been designed to do. Drink 2025 - 2031+
92+ Points
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front (June 2022)