Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Montalto Estate Pinot Noir 2012

Get the pen out and throw a big tick beside this drop.

Light in appearance, there is plenty of juicy dark cherries bouncing about. There was a woody aroma which I can only describe as similar to those old school timber bedroom cupboards you'd find at grandma's house. But on the second day of tasting, this woody aroma had moved on.

Noticeable Pinot traits such as undergrowth and even some cola type flavours dance a funky tune. Some peppery spice in the mix too. Great palate weight and depth which sits perfectly for me and the type of Pinot Noir I like. A soft long length wrap up very good wine.

Who: Montalto Vineyard
What: Pinot Noir (13.6% alc)
Where: Mornington Peninsula
When: 2012
How: $48