Tag Archives: Pinot Noir

10x Tractor Pinot Noir 2013 & Araldica Barolo Flori 2009

I’ve had several 2013 Mornington Peninsula pinots now, and they’ve all been impressive open wines. The Ten Minutes by Tractor 2013 continues the hits. A deep ruby coloured core accompanied by sweet spiced nose, bright cherry fruit, strawberry leaf and … Continue reading

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Yabby Lake Block 2 Pinot Noir 2013, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

The selected tasting partner of the Tolpuddle 2013 Pinot Noir was the Yabby Lake Block 2 pinot noir 2013. Obviously quite a different wine from the Tasmanian wine, although one could see similarities in the cool climate Mornington Peninsula offering. … Continue reading

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Tolpuddle Pinot Noir 2013, Coal River Valley, Tasmania

Tolpuddle made the headlines back in May when it took out the Best Australian red wine, Best Australian pinot noir and Best Tasmanian pinot noir awards at the International Wine Challenge in London. Quite quickly, this wine flew off the … Continue reading

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Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir 2009, Willamette Valley, OR

This inexpensive Pinot Noir from Elk Cove has a very generous nose of red fruit, ripe strawberry, plums and spice. Med+ to intense crimson colour, the 14.2% alc isn’t very obvious as the abundant acidity provides the perfect cover. The … Continue reading

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Chartogne-Taillet Cuvée Sainte Anne NV, Merfy, (Reims) Champagne

Chartogne-Taillot is a father-son operation is located in the village of Merfy, north-west of Reims, with just 12 hectares of vineyard in Merfy and the adjacent villages. The soils in this region are mixed layers of sand and clay, a contrast … Continue reading

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