August 10, 2018 - A pretty Pinot with sweet red berry fruits and a touch of mineral. Good flesh and depth in the mouth and expansive on the back-end.
January 1, 2018 - Decent without being amazing mornington PN - touch of whole bunch characteristics. Bigger style and drink now for 2 years
August 24, 2017 - 100% PN, planted in 1980s.
Transparent, fresh garnet.
Cranberry, cherry-favored cough syrup, Amaretto flavor.
Definitely not a fruit forward in the New World sense but rather dominated by spices - nutmeg, cinnamon) with a hint of herbaceousness (think fennel, dill and the likes). Med plus acidity and med tannin.
Not the style of Pinot Noir that I prefer. Objectively quite uninspiring. 86.
January 21, 2017 - Our first Australian Pinot Noir. Pop and pour, consumed over three hours. Beautiful nose and palate of deep cranberry and earth with very soft tannins, satisfying acidity on the finish, and generally well balanced. But not a very complex wine, offering a merely one-dimensional experience. The fruit faded significantly by the third hour leaving a mostly earth on the palate.
October 9, 2016 - Pinotpalooza (Carriageworks, Redfern): blackberry fruit, very slight stalks…juicy, fleshy, slight wild ferment funkiness, slightly drying tannins…meh
September 9, 2016 - Has good depth similar to more expressive Moorooduc we have had.
August 20, 2016 - [speed]tasting at Wine Culture Wine Fair (Roseville, NSW): funky, sweet spice, elegant, licorice root, juicy clean, finishing with cola nut.
July 8, 2016 - Red cherry fruits, cocoa, chichory oak, brambles. Smooth, rich but light palate (yes really!), crisp acidity at finish. Fruits fades a little towards the back palate.
May 7, 2016 - Sneaky Vineyard Tastings post-Justina+Lee Wedding! (Mornington Peninsula, Victoria): Raspberry, dark lolly, plum. Effusive perfume, white pepper, damp earth in rich concentration. Upfront savoury, meaty concentration, linear translucency. Long mineral finish, with hints spice. Precise, elegant structure.
April 25, 2016 - Slightest bit of volatility on the nose. I don't mind that sometimes, but here it's a teeny bit distracting. Underneath, cherries, musk sticks, roses, and orange peel. The palate has strong concentration of cherry, citrus and earthy flavours, with a gentle but persistent acidity. Good but a little expensive for what it offers.