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2013 Tuck's Ridge Pinot Noir

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This savoury Pinot Noir is screaming out for some duck pancakes. Aromas of strawberries, red cherries, soft spices and earthiness decorate the nose, whilst the palate is more medium-bodied and fruity, with a bright cherry centre, licks of savouriness and dark plums, fine tannins, and a juicy finish.

Winemaker's Notes

The king of wines and the varietal that has found its palace on the Mornington Peninsula. This wine has the solid red cherry, plum and forest floor characters typical of the style. It is soft, fleshy, mouth filling, has silky tannins and very good length. This example has brightness and acidity that will stand them in great stead for the future.

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2013 Tuck's Ridge Pinot Noir

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
Bright and clear colour heralds a finely groomed Pinot with effortless communication of its fragrant, ever so clearly varietal base; red summer fruits wreathed in a fine web of spice and invisible-but-real tannins.
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Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Simple and lightly fruited, with a waxy, woolly bouquet of light citrus, red cherry and raspberry notes. Medium in weight, it delivers an uncomplicated and relatively short presence of juicy raspberry confection fruit.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Light, bright crimson; fragrant red fruits are woven through a background of savoury/foresty notes, the palate with a mix of strawberry and sour cherry fruit; a delicate wine of presence and precision.
To 2018
Australian Wine Companion 2013
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Musky and floral, it's scented with black cherries, redcurrants and heady, faintly cardboardy oak that lacks a little integration, with a spicy background of cloves and cinnamon. Its forward, juicy flavours of redcurrants, plums and dark cherries become a little hollow down the palate, finishing with a firm, grip of slightly angular tannins.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Bright, clear crimson-red; an exercise in fragrance and elegance, bright red fruits and spicy notes running through the bouquet and long palate alike.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Generous and quite polished, with a sweet, confiture-like perfume of red flowers, raspberries, red cherries and redcurrants backed by suggestions of cloves and vanilla oak. Backed by firmish, fine tannins and hints of baked earth, it's spicy and ripe, with a longish mouthful of plums and red berry/cherry fruit and sweet oak culminating in a hint of beetroot-like flavour.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Light but very bright and clear crimson; delicious plum and cherry aromas joined on the long palate by some savoury, spicy tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Scented with sweet maraschino cherries, red plums, baked earth and vanilla oak, this juicy young pinot is backed by nuances of red flowers and cinnamon. Medium to full in weight, its sweet, confiture-like palate of raspberries, redcurrants and cherries is underpinned by tight, crunchy tannins slightly raw-edged oak, offering fine length, generosity and brightness.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Vibrant, light crimson-purple; a powerful yet elegant wine, full of spicy plum fruit, supported by savoury tannins; long finish
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Sweet and spicy, with a Cherry Ripe-like perfume backed by polished dark chocolate oak, marzipan and mint, with dusty suggestions of dried herbs. Supported by a firm, drying astringency of coarse linen tannin, its ripe palate of concentrated cherry-like fruit and choc-mint undertones finishes with some youthful rawness, but should settle down.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Very good colour; convincing texture and structure to the seductive mix of black and red berry fruits; an excellent back palate opening like the proverbial peacock's tail; long aftertaste.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A spotlessly clean, fragrant red fruit bouquet; abundant cherry, plum and spice flavours with seamless oak and tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Slightly stewed and awkward, this firm and assertive young pinot reveals deep aromas of dark berries, cherries and plums with a sweaty reductive background. Succulent and juicy, its palate presents a jammy spectrum of cooked plums, tomatoes and cherries before finishing thin and slightly bitter. It should flesh out, but lacks finesse.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Quite complex, savoury/spicy edges to red and black cherry fruit; quite long finish; lacks the density for higher points.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
An honest, early-maturing pinot whose sweet floral fragrance of raspberries and cherries reveals herbal undertones of tomato stalk and lightly creamy vanilla oak. Slightly sappy and herbaceous, its juicy mid palate of tangy red cherry and berry flavours finishes with an angular, green-edged grip of tannin.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Exceptional colour retention, still purple-dominated; as the colour promises, still very fresh and youthful; plum and black cherry fruit with firm acidity, will be long-lived (cork permitting).
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Complex, savoury, spicy/stemmy style; good length and structure.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
A floral perfume of raspberry and cherry confection reveals hints of cinnamon, cloves and sweet vanilla oak. Smooth, supple and juicy, its sappy easy-drinking palate is soft and gentle, offering charming, if jammy sweet fruit framed by fine tannins and refreshing acids. Elegant and harmonious.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Spice, plum and black cherry; great mouthfeel, structure and length; pure Pinot; very good aftertaste. Succeeded well with its '01 Pinots.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the bouquet is already quite complex, with a mix of spicy/foresty/stemmy/dusty aromas intertwined around sweet cherry. On the palate, lively, fresh cherry fruit comes to the fore, finishing crisp and clean. Will undoubtedly flower over the next few years
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Light to medium red-purple; the bouquet is soft, moderately intense but with quite complex plum and forest aromas. Tasted in March 1999, the palate was still evolving and on the light side, though having good flavour.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999

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