Ten Minutes By Tractor McCutcheon Pinot Noir 2012
Exceptional single vineyard Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir from one of my absolute favourite producers.
I really should put a bottle of this up against equivalent priced Burgundy (I’d go for something from Nuits-St-Georges perhaps for Mornington) as the 10X would win against all but the absolute superstars. Much cheaper too.
It’s an immediately expressive wine too, the nose sappy, meaty and aromatic with a pinosity that sings. Superb. Creamy oak is the only outlier here, the ripe red fruit palate a cavalcade of measured richness, the beautiful red fruit on the tail is excellent, with firm, drying tannins to finish off.
Just excellent wine. Drink: 2015-2023. 18.7/20, 95/100
Details: 13.5%, Screwcap, $75, Sample
Would I buy it? Absolutely.
Buy online: Ten Minutes by Tractor website