Domaine A Pinot Noir 2013

  • 96 Points Huon Hooke
  • #2 of 110 Pinot Noir Huon Hooke 2013 Vintage
  • 93 Points James Halliday
  • Single Bottle
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  • Huon Hooke
    96 points

Editors notes

Every pinot we make is a risk. Some years we don’t make one at all. But back in 2013, Peter must’ve had a good feeling when he barrelled this vintage.

It’s a classic—the consummate Tasmanian pinot noir. Bright in the glass, the hue is reminiscent of port wine jelly and mulberry, with aromatics of Christmas pudding, black cherry and port-soaked raisins, as well as violet and lilac. The palate is velvety and silken soft with beautifully integrated tannins, structure and impressive acidity providing backbone. Notes of star anise, plum, cranberry and a touch of menthol unite to create an almost blackcurrant pastille-like flavour, and lead to a subtle dark chocolate finish. This is a warming, winter pinot and will pair brilliantly with grilled mushrooms, marinated pork or duck à l’orange.


Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Earthy
    • Herbal
    • Red Fruits
  • Palate
    • Cedar
    • Red Cherry
    • Strawberry

Food Pairings

  • Fish
  • Game
  • Poultry

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Huon Hooke

    "Astonishingly deep, dark red/purple colour, resembling young shiraz and with more youthful purple than most 2017 vintage pinots, let alone 2013! Powerful, fresh, youthfully vibrant aromas of balsamic herbs and mint, the same intensity and concentration evident in the colour and bouquet also on the palate. It's full-bodied and firm, vibrant and arrestingly powerful, concluding with quite strong, gripping tannins. A very solid, bold pinot that arguably still needs more time and will surely be very long-lived. It seems to be in suspended animation. 15 FEB 2020"

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The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.

Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.


Apart from being the most southerly wine region in Australia, Tasmania has among the coolest growing subregions with the potential to make distinctly different wines than in the rest of the country.

Most well known for cool-climate varietals like Pinot noir and Chardonnay (thus sparkling too), Sauvignon Blanc smaller plantings of Riesling, Cabernet and Pinot Gris (more commonly Pinot labelled Pinot Grigio)

Historically, Tasmania can lay claim to being the founder of both the Victorian and South Australian wine industries as William Henty sailed from Launceston to Portland (in Victoria) in 1834 and planted grape cuttings there. Though not conclusively proven, it's believed that John Hack planted vines in South Australia in 1837, closely followed in 1838 by John Reynell.

Warmer vintages (possibly attributable to global warming) has had positive effects on region's industry, allowing grapes in recent vintages to achieve full phenolic ripeness, making for vibrant wines that have been widely accepted as world class.

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About the brand Domaine A

"These wines must be judged amongst the very top wines in the world." Anthony Foster MW

“I have never been so gob-smacked with a range of wines in all my life.” Matthew Jukes

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“I have no hesitation in saying that this is the best oaked Sauvignon Blanc I have tasted." James Halliday

Established in 1973, this Tasmanian icon is one of Australia's most celebrated wineries. A confluence of factors have made it so; a temperate climate cooled by the sea breeze, some of the longest sunshine hours in Australia, intense, late-ripening vines, and the finest winemaking traditions executed with subtlety and finesse all contribute to the final product: some of Australia's finest wine.

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