Tasmania as a region has the most marginal climate for grape growing in Australia. Vintage variations are significant. What's more, conditions vary significantly between Tasmania's subregions. As a result, it is very difficult to identify great producers over a longer timeline. This is just an introduction to say that not every Holyman Pinot Noir might be great, but this 2012 Holyman Pinot Noir certainly is.
This wine is very fragrant on the nose, with beautiful perfume. On the palate, black cherry and sour cherry deliver a great drive down the palate. The fruit has medium intensity, and the dry powdery tannins lead to a firm finish. This is a fruit dominant Pinot Noir, but it is not fruity, rather more mineral. The acidity and tannins create an excellent balance.