A Pinot Noir that’s going places – Chalkers Crossing Tumbarumba Pinot Noir 2009

FABULOUS LADIES REVIEW: Chalkers Crossing Tumbarumba Pinot Noir 2009

Recently I checked out one of Sydney’s newest and hottest restaurants – Sixpenny.  Their philosophy highlights garden produce and sustainability in a delightful degustation menu.

One of the great discoveries of the evening was the lovely Chalkers Crossing Tumbarumba Pinot Noir 2009, created by the fabulous Paris born winemaker Celine Rousseau

Celine was the 2002 QANTAS Young Australian Winemaker of the Year and is producing some really fine vinos.

The Lowdown

Cherry is definitely the overarching theme of this wine, it’s aroma and flavour full of dark, ripe cherries. This wine is a gorgeous glossy red colour and has a lovely smell of red fruit and spice.

It has medium tannin, with hints of chocolate (wine and chocolate – am I in heaven?).  And the taste is laden with purple fruit, and lashings of pepper and spice.


4/5 – This is a great wine, but would benefit from going into the cellar for a few years (if you have the self-discipline).




Price: This baby is only $22.00.  So, buy a case now, before it gets discovered and cellar it for a few years!  Think of it as investing in your future.

Available from:  www.chalkerscrossing.com.au

Distributor, Cogito – orders@cogitowines.com.au

(Review written by Yvette McDonald)


  1. Susie

    Actually, Young is over 200km's from Tumbarumba in a very different area…..

    1. The Fabulous Ladies

      Thanks for the correction Susie. Appreciated, and adjustment now made!!

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