Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir 2016
Bright garnet in colour with a nose redolent of juicy ripe red cherries, violets, earthy complexity and just a hint of licorice and spicy notes of clove and star anise.
On the palate, more cherry fruit, with some savoury undertones and firm, velvety tannins. Juicy fruit balances perfectly with crunchy acid, firm tannins and a long, mouthwatering aftertaste.
This wine is bright and delicious. Will pair well to duck breast on puy lentils.
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This wine is pretty and autumnal, a fragrant concoction of cherries, plums, sumac, wild herbs and flowers, dried leaves and damp earth after a soft rain. This softness carries through to the palate, but there’s also a laser-like line of acidity lifting the fruit into tart, crunchy territory. Tannins are fine grained, supporting and not overwhelming. A phenolic bitter note rears up at the finish, but overall this is a textural, food-friendly wine to drink now or until 2026.
A crisp and focused young pinot with crushed-strawberry and subtle orange-peel character. Creamy texture. Medium body. Vivid fruit at the finish. Tight and reserved. Better in a year or two. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
Elegant strands of raspberry and pomegranate entwine earthy notes of roasted parsnip in the 2016 Pinot Noir. A blend selected from three vineyards, this medium-bodied, silky-textured effort is delicious now, and it should continue to drink well through at least 2023.
Extending into the sea from just south of the city of Melbourne to form Port Philip Bay in the southern state of Victoria, the Mornington Peninsula grape growing region naturally has a cool, maritime climate. A wide range of soils and topographic variations support a large diversity of wine styles within the small headland.