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Arguably the world's most respected wine commentator has given Tasmania a huge thumbs up. Leading United Kingdom wine expert, and wine adviser to the Queen, Jancis Robinson, has given the local wine industry a glowing endorsement. The celebrated wine writer describes local Chardonnays as "stupendous", Pinots as "very promising" and wines produced by an ambitious "new wave" of young smallholder-winemakers as as having "an intensity that transends the norm", reports The Mercury.