Planted in 1979 by West Tamar’s pioneers Marion and Mark Semmens, and now lovingly managed by their winemaker daughter Cynthea, Marion’s Pinot Noir is one of the oldest plantings in Tasmania. A dark berry fruited, brooding and muscular style, Our Marion’s reflects the nature of this wonderful site, and the structure West Tamar Pinot is known for, whilst holding true to the Chatto house style of intensity over concentration, and natural balance. – Jim Chatto, winemaker.
Marion’s is the pick of the litter for me, with all that I love in high quality Pinot Noir. It’s layered, deep and alluring, while managing to be light on the palate. Texturally it is silky and suave while flavours approach from all angles: red berry and red currant, Aperol, dry leaf and more. Tannins are so fine they are easy to miss, but do provide a nicely grippy finale. Veins of acid elevate the wine’s flavours and lay the foundations for a pleasantly drawn-out finish. – Ches Cook, FWC.