Category: Mornington Peninsula

Moorooduc Estate (Mornington Peninsula) – A bit of a revelation for me at last years show as I had not heard of them before and they were making some very smart Pinot and Chardonnay. “The Moorooduc” Pinot Noir 2004 – The most complexity and depth of the Moorooduc Pinots tried. Really tight and closed at […]

Eldridge Estate (Mornington Peninsula) – Chardonnay 2003 – Citrus peel, melon and roasted nuts. Very nice textured mouthfeel and good oak integration. Could possibly use a touch more acid to help with balance. 89/100 “North Patch” Chardonnay 2004 – Elegant, clean nose – very citrusy with some flinty aromas. However, the palate lacks depth and […]

Dromana Estate (Mornington Peninsula) – A winery that encompasses a number of labels and brands. Nothing really stood out for me on this occasion. “Mornington Estate” Chardonnay 2002 – Melon, citrus and a touch of steel and butter. Palate has good flavour but is lacking texture and an element to provide interest. 86/100 “David Traeger” […]

Eight Pinot Noirs tasted as part of the recent Victorian Winemakers Exhibition tutorials in order of preference. Paringa Estate “Estate” Pinot Noir 2004 – (Mornington Peninsula): Quite an unyielding nose – cherry and some well blended oak. Nice textured mouthfeel – length is great. Just needs some time to develop some complexity and open up. […]

Some notes taken at a dinner attended by some fellow wine lovers – Seppelt Show Sparkling Shiraz 1990 – (Grampians, Victoria): A nice way to start the proceedings. Blackberry, cherry, spice, violets and earthy characters on the nose. Nice rich mouth-feel, with a bit of sweetness on the palate. Good, long finish. 88/100 Dry River […]

Fast Facts: Country: Australia Region: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Winemaker: Nick Farr Variety: 100% Pinot Noir Closure: Cork RRP: $35 AU For my birthday this year, I went to dinner at the brand new Glass restaurant at the refurbished Hilton Sydney. The head chef at Glass is Luke Mangan, well known chef who has opened Sydney […]