Category: Mornington Peninsula

Two Hands “Brilliant Disguise” 2006 – (Barossa Valley, South Australia): The nose is bursting with lime, mango, floral notes and tropical fruit. The light fizz leads the wine into a dance across the palate. A delicate sweetness with a hint at depth of flavour. Delicious drinking and I wish I had more for summer! Previously […]

I started this event by looking at some varied set of six Pinot Noir with wine writer Peter Bourne and the winemakers from Willow Creek and Ten Minutes by Tractor on the opening Friday night. Willow Creek “Tulum” Pinot Noir 2004 – (Mornington Peninsula, Victoria): Ah, I’ve wandered into the Shiraz tutorial by mistake. No? […]

  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 […]

Yabby Lake (Mornington Peninsula) – Chardonnay 2004 – A confronting style. Oak is predominant, as well as funky and leesy on the full-on intense nose. The palate has good texture but lacks focus. There is complexity in spades here, and it may well fare better with food, but it’s just too over the top for […]

Willow Creek Vineyard (Mornington Peninsula) – “Tulum” Chardonnay 2003 – An intense, powerful, challenging wine. The nose is slightly funky, leesy and has some oak and malolactic characters. Palate is full bodied. Would probably show better with some food as a foil. 88/100 “WCV” Chardonnay 2004 – In contrast to the “Tulum”, this is a […]

Turramurra (Mornington Peninsula) – Chardonnay 2003 – Seems like the fruit can’t hold up against the oak. Aromas of oak and buttery malolactic ferment characters. Texture on the palate is alright, but the wine is too broad for my liking. 83/100 “Fumé Blanc” Sauvignon Blanc 2003 – An interesting nose that is sadly dominated by […]

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 […]

Scorpo (Mornington Peninsula) – Rosé 2005 – Light in colour but body has a touch more weight to it. Pinot Noir influence is evident on the nose with cherries and some nice violet floral characters. Easy to drink, but there is a bit more weight to it to be passed off as nothing more than […]

Paringa Estate (Mornington Peninsula) – The Paringa ’04 “Estate” Pinot Noir was my favourite wine at the Pinot Master-class, so I was looking forward to trying the rest of the wines. I was disappointed to miss trying the “Reserve” wines, but all the same, there are some good wines coming out from this maker at […]

Paradigm Hill (Mornington Peninsula) – I also try “The Oracle” Pinot Noir from this maker in the posted notes on the Pinot master-class. Riesling 2005 – A tight, closed nose of lime and minerals. Palate could do with some extra acid and focus. 86/100 Pinot Gris 2005 – Not quite sure about this. It’s reasonably […]