Friday, 5 September 2014
Montalto Estate Pinot Noir 2013
I lined this up with four other Pinots and the rivals were bowled over like skittles. Everything about this drop just oozes class.
In January I had the privilege of looking at this in barrel. Whilst I was doing a happy dance filled with excitement at the time, it has improved just a fraction more since then.
An attractive colour in the glass, dark cherry and earthy aromas are the highlights here with a little savoury charm. There's a hint of mushroom compost action in there too. A whiff of vanilla also plays its part.
Silky smooth with perfectly balanced acid and tannin, the finish is super long and moreish. There's a little more guts in this Pinot which I like. Actually, I like it a lot!
Go and get it. Please do!
Region: Mornington Peninsula
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