In excellent vintage - deep colour and rich dark cherry fruit and spice. Some complexing herbal notes and lovely firm, yet velvety tannins balancing firm acidity on the finish. Terrific length.
NB: The actual bottle is 375mL
- VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Mid-crimson; the bouquet is loaded with seductive sweet red and black fruits, Asian spices and a little gamey complexity; the palate is silky and seductive on entry, the mid-palate with a firm structure in harmony with the generous fruit; long, layered and expansive. Rating 94 - Drink by 2018 - Ben Edwards, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
This pinot noir is made predominantly from McIntyre Vineyard fruit, with a little of the best from the Garden and Robinson Vineyards.
The wine is dark in colour and fruit expression, with exotic spice perfume and wonderful structure, complexity, and length, with velvety firm tannins and bright acidity that balance the depth of fruit; showing just exactly why we are so excited about producing pinot noir here at Moorooduc Estate.
Drink young with Chinese-style crispy-skin duck, or age to enjoy in 5-8 years, or longer, with a semihard ewes milk cheese or a perfectly cooked coq au vin.