Fast Facts:
Variety: Pinot Noir
Region: Mornington Peninsula
Country: Australia
Winemaker: Sandro Mosele
Closure: Diam
Alcohol: 14%
Cost: $60AUD
Source: Restaurant
Winery Website: Port Phillip Estate

Another recent purchase at a restaurant. It is around $30 – $35 AUD at retail.

Tasting Note: Deep coloured for a Pinot Noir. Fairly clean nose of black cherry, floral notes, strawberry, spice and some sweet caramel oak. The palate is weighty and masculine, with some good flavour and texture. On the mid-palate there is some sappiness and there is a brief moment of alcoholic heat on the finish.

When to Drink:
I enjoyed it now, but it will probably open up and come together a bit with a few years age in bottle. 2007 – 2011

Verdict: It is a good wine at a reasonable price (for decent Pinot Noir anyway), but would probably be more satisfying for Pinot Noir aficionados if it exhibited a bit more structure, elegance and depth. 89 points.

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  1. Cam

    You found more in the wine than I did when I iasted it at the vineyard in december of ’05. I was expecting quite a bit more from Port Philip.

    2004 Port Phillip Estate Pinot Noir ($32AUD). Cherry red with pink edge. Slightly closed, it yielded notes of spice and white pepper. On the palate the wine was soft and supple and well balanced with the flavors carrying well onto the palate. 17.6/20, 88/100.


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