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2013 Port Phillip Balnarring Mornington Pinot Noir

Winemaker's Notes

Deep red in colour, the nose shows the signature depth of the Balnarring site. Black cherry, liquorice and subtle notes of charcuterie give way to a dense palate loaded with black raspberry and olive flavours. It shows great structure from the stone-like tannins and is rounded out with boundless length and intensity.

Alc/vol: 13.5%

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2013 Port Phillip Balnarring Mornington Pinot Noir

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Wine Companion (2013 Vintage) says
It cruises into town offering black cherry, plum, smoky oak and chicory, adds dried spice and foresty notes along the way, and finishes with a touch of (attractive) sourness. It seems in no hurry to leave; hence the flavours linger. The purr of quality.
Drink by 2021
95
The Wine Front (2013 Vintage) says
Plum, macerated cherries, brown spices, wet Aussie bush, cedar. Medium-bodied, spicy, earthy, intense, firm acid, dark fruit and walnuts, fine powdery tannin, good length. Tannin grips positively on exit. Bold style, but delicious and highly fetching.
2016 - 2023+
94
James Halliday (2014 Vintage) says
Hand-picked, de-stemmed, some whole bunches, natural yeast, 7 days cold soak, open-fermented, 5 days post-fermented maceration, matured in French oak (20% new) for 11 months, not fined or filtered. Good depth to the colour; spicy plum aromas and flavours are the cornerstones of the wine, which flows evenly across the palate until a slightly short finish.
Drink by 2022
90
Jeremy Oliver (2014 Vintage) says
Musky, spicy aromas of dark cherries, blueberries, dark plums and fresh cedary oak are backed by scents of clove, nutmeg and cola plus a hint of animal hide. It’s long and evenly balanced, with a rich core of dark plum, berry and cherry flavours moving down a pliant, loose-knit spine towards a lingering, slightly funky finish. It’s still very elemental and needs more time to settle and flesh out.
92

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