Sunday, 11 December 2016
Polperro Pinot Noir 2015
A blend of a number of vineyards, no herbicides or pesticides are used. Sam Coverdale's long term aim is to head down the 100% organic road.
One of my lasting memories from a trip to the region a few years ago was the forthrightness of all winemakers to alert us to the Pinot clones being used as soon as we walked through the door. MV6 and Pommard are the specials in the region but no less than seven clones contribute to this wine.
I feel a bit stylish and fancy as I sip away at this. Smart Pinot indeed. Whilst it presents with a little more masculine grunt than a few other Pinots, there's a his and hers delivery about it which appeals the most. Classy sophistication and sleek presentation comes with depth and complexity.
Dark berry and strawberry aromas. Forrest floor characters and supported by more fruit in the form of dark plum skins. A spicy edge finishes with a chalky/powdery like tannin. Classy stuff.
Drink now to eight years.
94/100 - Very good+
Region: Mornington Peninsula
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