Firstly I would like to qualify that I am a massive fan of Mornington Pinot. Right up there as one of my favourite Pinot producing regions in Australia. A beautiful part of the world to boot. Its almost part of the extended Melbourne suburbs these days (lucky Melbournians).
This Pinot serves to tick a lot of boxes as well. The packaging is simple and smart, the price is excellent ($20) and what’s inside the bottle is genuinely Pinoty – with faintly gamey, red cherry fruits & a lick of spicy oak on the nose, backed by a smooth, cranberry and black cherry fruited palate, with just a bit of stemminess on the back palate – that serves to reinforce the fact that this is Pinot and not red cordial.
Admittedly its a little simple and the ripe fruit is a little one dimensional, but its unmistakeably varietal and has that particular soft red fruit fragrance that many of the more lighter styled Peninsula Pinots show (a style I very much enjoy).
Good stuff and great value. 18.1/20