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Port Phillip Estate Pinot Noir

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This is the stuff dreams are made of. The mixture of Mornington Peninsula, Pinot Noir fruit and an award winning winemaker make a very healthy trio and deliver the ultimate expression of the variety. It was these factors that have ensured Port Philip Estate and Kooyong winery have been awarded the combined wineries of the Year in the 2012 edition of James Halliday’s Annual Wine Guide. This shows a rich tapestry of red fruits, some subtle earthy tones and notes of dried herbs. Vibrant and long the wine shows a good balance between soft tannins and lively acids.

Winemaker's Notes

A bright, light ruby colour. The nose shows pretty and juicy red forest cherry fruits, interwoven with savoury meat notes and crushed meadow herb over a cool earthen base. The palate is bright and savoury but ripely red-fruited, again with the cadences of fresh herb, roast pan juices and iron-rich earth. Spice notes and a lively tannin profile draw the appropriately ripe palate out to length. Will reward further careful bottle ageing.

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Port Phillip Estate Pinot Noir

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Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Powerfully constructed, with brooding layers of dark, spicy fruit and a drying astringency, this bruising young pinot will emerge as a wine of considerable class. Its floral, spicy and confiture-like aromas of redcurrants, raspberries and strawberries are handsomely backed by cedary oak. Chewy, almost sinewy, its robust palate will flesh out, giving full rein to its presently closed expression of dark plum and blackberry fruit.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
95
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
The bouquet is fresh and bright, with spicy/sappy red fruits, the long and lingering palate with delicious strawberry and plum flavours; great elegance.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
95

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