Stargazer Palisander Pinot Noir 2022


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Tasmania, Australia
98 points


This exceptional wine originates solely from the Palisander vineyard, an exclusive treasure nestled in the Tea Tree subregion of Coal River Valley, under the meticulous care of Stargazer. It boasts two distinct parcels of Pinot Noir, thoughtfully planted in 2002 and 2017, each contributing its unique character to the blend.

The vineyard's rich terroir predominantly consists of brown dermosol soil, juxtaposed against the ancient backdrop of Jurassic dolerite, with a diverse tapestry of grape clones, predominantly G5Vl2 or Wadenswil, defining its essence. In the vintage of 2022, additional dimensions were introduced with the incorporation of clones Abel, 115, 777, and MV6, sourced from the newer blocks planted in 2017. Every vine is carefully tended, trained to an artful vertical shoot positioned canopy, ensuring the optimal conditions for grape excellence.

To craft this masterpiece, 20% of the grapes remain as whole bunches, while the remainder undergoes a meticulous destemming process, delicately preserving their integrity. A cold soak of three days precedes fermentation, heightening the wine's aromatic complexity. Following primary fermentation, the must is gently pressed into the embrace of French oak puncheons, carefully chosen from renowned coopers such as Francois Freres, Mercurey, and Ermitage, with 22% of these being new. This oak-infused slumber extends for 8 months, followed by an additional 6 weeks in tank, allowing the wine to reach its peak of maturity and refinement.


98 points
James Halliday

The seductive bouquet exudes dried rose petals, spices and some darker foresty notes underneath. The intense palate is all class, blending purity, precision and power. There's a freshness to the mouthfeel that carries through to the long finish and lingering aftertaste.

95 points

Bing cherry, rose petal, lilac and gritty hints of whole-bunch influence, from dill, peppercorn and a smoky streak of mezcal across the fibrous finish. A little distracting now, perhaps. Yet will integrate nobly with time due to the extract, density and plush refinement of the finish, never straying into excessive sweetness or medicinal notes as with too many regional pinots. A very good, mid-weighted pinot. It will only get better.


Screw cap
Serving Temp.
13-16 °C
Food pairing
Pinot Noir pairs beautifully with a range of dishes, but it truly shines alongside roasted duck, grilled salmon, earthy mushrooms, and dishes featuring truffle accents due to its delicate yet complex flavor profile and balanced acidity.

Tasting Profile

Bright ruby garnet in colour, the nose has a little gunpowder reduction which opens up to reveal a lively combination of red and black fruits. Wild strawberries and blackcurrants dominate, but there is some pomegranate and cinnamon spiciness there also.
The palate is compact and nimble, with layered tannins coming in early and supporting the juicy acidity right through to the finish.ja

Stargazer Palisander Pinot Noir 2022

Stargazer Palisander Pinot Noir 2022
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