Moorooduc Estate McIntyre Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

$80.00

Kate McIntyre’s notes, This single vineyard wine from our home vineyard in Derril Road is further evidence of what our fine vineyard site and mature vines can produce in a really good year. It includes some wine from interesting clones grafted onto our old Cabernet vines (planted in 1983).

2018 was a vintage that was generous both in quality and quantity.  One of the most important aspects of vineyard management over this growing season to achieve the beautiful fruit that we did, was making sure we maintained vine balance.

Medium garnet in colour with red and black cherry fruit on the nose, tightly wound around subtle yet complex aromas including licorice root, cocoa, sage and rosemary and exotic cedar spice. Opening up slowly on the palate to reveal black cherry fruit, kirsch, and more of the complex aromas that are revealing on the nose.

 

Huon Hooke – June 2020

Ranked 1/70 – Best Pinot Noir 2018 – Mornington Peninsula

97/100

Medium to full red colour with a tinge of purple, and a bouquet that reflects savoury oak- matured nuances and concentrated fruit, the latter even more evident on the palate. Intense, piercing and very long, with abundant tannins and upright structure. An impressive pinot with great power and potential. The tannins are firm and strong, bordering on extreme, but its a young wine with terrific ageing potential and those tannins will enable it to handle hearty foods. They are in harmony with the very concentrated flavour. A mighty pinot of grand cru proportions – 17th June 2020 

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JAMES’ HALLIDAY’S REVIEW: Richard McIntyre has taken Moorooduc Estate to new heights, having completely mastered the difficult art of gaining maximum results from wild yeast fermentation. Starting with the 2010 vintage, there was a complete revamp of grape sources, and hence changes to the tiered structure of the releases. These changes were driven by the simple fact that the estate vineyards had no possibility of providing the 5000-6000 dozen bottles of wine sold each year. The entry point wines under the Devil Bend Creek label remain, as before, principally sourced from the Osborn Vineyard. The mid-priced Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are no longer single-estate vineyard wines, and are now simply labelled by vintage and variety. Next come the Robinson Vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, elevated to reserve wine status, priced a little below the ultimate ?Ducs’ (The Moorooduc McIntyre).

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