Ten Minutes by Tractor McCutcheon Pinot Noir 2011 (Mornington Peninsula, Vic)
13%, Screwcap, $75
A rare miss for Ten Minutes by Tractor.
The cool season is writ large here, the colour almost rosé red/orange, the wine black pepper and mulch on a dry and gruff palate that lacks the ripeness to carry it off.
There is the slightest sweet fruit on the back but it can’t conquer the dry tannins and raw acidity of a very autumnal wine.
Tasted: July 2014
Score: 16/20, 87/100
Would I buy it? Not quite.
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