This wine represents the pinnacle of style and quality of Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir. From our original McIntyre Vineyard and our oldest Burgundy clones – 114, 115 as well as MV6, (in equal quantities) the quality of the fruit expresses the unique terroir of this vineyard site. Average vine age is 25 years.
(Only 120 dozen produced)
- VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Bright, clear colour; the fragrant mix of red fruits, spice and forest on the bouquet leads into a silky, mouthwatering palate, with red fruits, fine tannins and precisely calibrated French oak all contributing to its balance and length. Has developed with aplomb over the last six months, now a picture of elegance.
Rating 96 - Drink by 2018 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (AUG/2012)
Now denoted as grown on the McIntyre Vineyard, as it’s always been. Wild yeast fermented. All whole bunches. Personality laden.
A wonderful pinot noir in its style. Full of undergrowth and dark cherry, smoky stalks and gum leaf. Rich but well mannered, wild and funky but measured and tannic through the finish. The appeal is immediate, and yet complexity is its strongest suit. Quite an amazing release from Moorooduc Estate.
Rating 95 - Drink 2014 - 2020+ Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front (DEC/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep ruby garnet in colour
Dark, exotic aromatics of black cherries, Moroccan spice and earthy complexity.
On the palate the wine combines intense dark fruit, with a coolness and freshness that we have come to expect from The Moorooduc Pinot Noir. Far too young but very alluring even now.
Drink with a chargrilled t-bone steak "Bistecca alla Fiorentina"– preferably from a Chianina cow!