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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Mornington Peninsula at #ADT2015‏

Australia Day Tasting 2015 with Wine Australia

Mornington Peninsula in Victoria is Australia's Cornwall or San Francisco - a breezy coastal haven for retirees, surfer dudes and anyone seeking a chilled-out lifestyle.
To anyone who thinks of Australia as an initial unlikely source of good Pinot Noir and Burgundian Chardonnay, two words: Mornington Peninsula.
Ten Minutes by Tractor
10X Chardonnay 2013 (£20.85) ripe, fresh, Burgundian and accomplished. Good.
10X Pinot Noir 2013 (£23.45) sweet, ripe red fruits; intense and accomplished, supple and persistent. Good.
Chardonnay 2012 (£29.05) leesy, lime-peel, tautness and depth; technically flawless. Very Good.
Pinot Noir 2012 (£32.40) Burgundian nose, fresh and limpid with minerality and cool mint. Very Good.
Wallis Chardonnay 2012 (£38.10) rich, ripe, complex and fullsome.  Compelling and androgynous, a Wallis Simpson of a wine. Very Good Indeed.
McCutcheon Chardonnay 2012 (£38.10) sweet and ripe with a fresh, leesy salinity. Alluring and seductive, a Martine McCutcheon of a wine. Very Good Indeed.
McCutcheon Pinot Noir (£47.15) mineral and peppery, less-prominent fruit. Well-structured and muscular with fine tannins. Very Good Indeed.
Judd Pinot Noir 2012 (£47.15) more-clayey soils, more fruit and plumpness. Ripe red fruits, pepperiness. Harmonious and very accomplished. Very Good Indeed.

Yabby Lake

Red Claw Chardonnay 2014 (£18.95) smoky, toasty, freshly mineral; technically flawless with a cool climate elegance. Very Good.
Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 (£35) more complex, nuanced and deft. Very Good Indeed.
Single Block Release, Block 6 Chardonnay 2013 (£55) more saline and mineral, intense and concentrated. Very Good Indeed.
Red Claw Pinot Noir 2013 (£18.95) ripe, fresh Red fruits and Burgundian truffleyness with cool mint; very pure and clean. Deft, elegant and intense. Very Good.
Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013 (£39) elusively superior - more complex, nuanced and textured, less fruit-led. Very Good Indeed.
Single Block Release, Block 1 Pinot Noir 2013 (£55) same clone as Block 2, this shows more ripe red fruits but with the same underpinnings. Very Good Indeed.
Single Block Release, Block 2 Pinot Noir (£55) more elegance, freshness and texture, cool and fresh - less fruit-led. Very Good Indeed.
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