Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Ten Minutes By Tractor Judd Pinot Noir 2015


Run off and hide in a dark place with this like a dog with a stolen shoe. Oh boy, what an absolute treasure we have here!

The winemaking here is similar as with all the single vineyard Pinots, the expression of site the hero.

100% wild fermentation, 20% new oak from 27 year old vines off the highest TMBT vineyard perched at 206m above.

Savoury and fruit character elope in unison here. Divine.

Take a whiff and it's measured. Some smoke, pepper, spice, dark cherry, even a suggestion of five spice. Red fruits come into the fray when things find their niche. There's power yet it's tempered by the wine's own elegance. It's a slow burn - sip and consider. Sip again and behold.

I looked at this over a couple of nights and I've been hit for six. Incredible. Walk over broken glass to find it - the sold out sign has already been posted online mind you.

Drink now to ten years.

97/100

Region: Mornington Peninsula
RRP: $78
Source: Sample
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