This is Craig Thompson's first Rorschach (say: raw shark) vintage, and damn, what a mighty fine entrance he has made.
In January I had the privilege of spending some time in Mornington with some good mates. During this trip we sampled several 2013's out of the barrel which caused all sorts of Pinotgasm excitement. Whilst this label wasn't part of those sneak peaks, it certainly maintains the high standard already set.
Delicate and soft fruits are layered across a generous palate. The word moreish keeps buzzing in my head. Think cherries, some stewed strawberries, and even twigs framed by supple tannins. A very engaging type. Dig a little deeper and I picked up some ever so slight coffee ground type characters on day one only for them to hibernate the days following.
Smart labelling immediately caught the eye and the gear inside backs it up deluxe. As the label says, "The ideals of balance, texture and length have inspired this pure expression of Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir".
Yep, those boxes have all been ticked.
Region: Mornington Peninsula
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