Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Montalto Estate Pinot Noir 2010

There are so many aspects of this wine which I would normally gravitate to, but for some reason, something just didn't hit the spot for me.

I do like a Pinot with a little more depth, and this wine had that. Although the texture on the palate didn't hit it off for me.

Initially, the warmth of the alcohol hung about and I waited for this to move on. This was also evident on the second night I had a look at it. Expected aromas of strawberry fused with some cherry and prune compote characters which reminded me of what I indulged in from my grandmother's cooking in my youth. I also picked up a damp leafy mulch aroma.

The palate had good weight and fruit. Good structure, oak and good length, those cherry and prune compote flavours reappeared. But with all this, something just didn't give it that something special for me.

This wine has recently been awarded Top Gold at the Ballarat Wine Show and Gold at the Royal Perth Wine Show. But for me, it just lacked something.

Who: Montalto Vineyard http://www.Montalto.com.au/
What: Pinot Noir (14.5% alc)
Where: Mornington Peninsula
When: 2010
How: $48

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