93 Points - Halliday Wine Companion 2021
There are very few 100% Merlots in Tasmania and we cannot for the life of us understand why. Bright, lifted, cranberry on the nose with a touch of fivespice. The palate sparkles with acidity and tiny bursts of blackcurrant and elderberry flavours. The tannins are simply beautiful… wrapping the fruit into a tight and perfectly balanced parcel.
Coal River Valley
Our story is unique, exciting, exotic and thrilling to be a part of. It is the story of Tasmania’s past, from early settlement and much more importantly, the story of Tasmania’s future and its connection with China. Situated outside the beautiful village of Richmond in the Coal River Valley, the property dates back to 1813 when, as part of the larger Carrington Park, it was granted by Governor Macquarie to the future Governor Davey. Since the first vines were planted in 1973, the Coal River has become firmly established among Australia’s most prestigious cool climate wine regions and by the 1990’s, there was already a growing understanding throughout Asia that Tasmania meant quality: quality of produce, quality of air, quality of water, quality of life. And so Nocton Vineyard was planted. Now with mature vines, a string of accolades and an ever increasing understanding that Tasmania could and should be part of the Asian Century, we are ready to take the next steps on this journey; a journey of discovery; a journey of cooperation; a journey of fun and excitement; a journey on which you are all invited.