Ten Minutes By Tractor (Mornington Peninsula) –

“Reserve” Pinot Noir 2003 – Shows slightly more stalk and earth than the 10X Pinot, also has notes of sour cherry as well as some oak that comes in over the top. Palate has good structure and length, but the oak needs to back off and let the other characters come to the fore in the next 3 to 4 years for this to reach its potential. 88/100

“10X” Sauvignon Blanc 2005 – Passionfruit and herbs on the fresh, lively nose. Good intensity and reasonable length. One of the better Sauvignon Blanc wines that I tried at this event, but still lacking in anything special about it to create more than brief interest. 87/100

“10X” Pinot Noir 2003 – Some stalks, but mostly cherry and plum on the nose. The palate lacks real mouth-feel or complexity. It has decent balance but it would be best to drink this in the next couple of years. 87/100

“10X” Pinot Gris 2005 – Floral, lemon and lime nose. The body has good intensity initially but fades towards the mid to back palate. 86/100

“10X” Chardonnay 2003 – Oak shows strongly on the nose as well as subdued peaches and nectarines. Palate is creamy and has a good mouth-feel to it but it finishes short. 84/100

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