Tasmania, for the most part, enjoyed very favourable growing conditions, with temperatures close to long-term average. There was very little frost and cropping levels were good. Rainfall was above average but most of the high rainfall that affected the southeast corner of the mainland throughout spring and summer did not reach as far south as Tasmania. Most regions, most notably the East Coast, did record some severe rain events on the 23rd of March, and more rain from the 10th to the 14th of April. Quality was good across the board, with Pinot Noir looking very promising. Fruit was harvested on the 19th of April. The Pinot Noir offers delicacy with finely woven fruit and oak, a creamy texture and flavour of wild strawberries. Complex and layered, with a wonderfully long and smooth finish.