Showing posts with label Mornington Peninsula. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mornington Peninsula. Show all posts

Sunday, 7 May 2023

Crittenden The Zumma Chardonnay 2021


There's a subtlety yet precision about the drive of this Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay from Crittenden Estate. The top of the range, this is just brilliant.

Wednesday, 3 May 2023

Monday, 1 May 2023

Crittenden Estate Peninsula Pinot Noir 2022


Loaded with lots of red fruity things, this Crittenden Estate Peninsula is a terrific drop of Pinot Noir for the money. Lots of fun, it harpoons you into a relaxed state and it would not be out of place on the pour at a wine bar or restaurant.

Thursday, 27 April 2023

Crittenden Estate Kangerong Chardonnay 2021


I'm here for the texture. Coating the mouth with splendour, this is a great Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay from Crittenden Estate.

Monday, 24 April 2023

Crittenden Estate Peninsula Chardonnay 2022


Good gear this from Crittenden Estate. Their entry level of three Chardonnays, this is ready to go.

Monday, 28 November 2022

Montalto Main Ridge Block Pinot Noir 2021


In the words of LL Cool J, "Paradise is very nice." This is everything Pinot Noir should be. Delicate, lacy and precise, the pleasure factor is supreme.

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Montalto North One Pinot Noir 2021


The Tuerong single vineyard Pinot Noir is normally the boss but not in 2021. North One stakes a strong claim and deservedly so. Formerly known as 'Red Hill', North One is the block that sits beside The Eleven Chardonnay block. This release has levelled up on 2020.

Monday, 21 November 2022

Montalto Merricks Pinot Noir 2021


Quite a different wine to the Tuerong, this Merricks Single Vineyard is a beautiful Pinot that just hums along. 

Sunday, 20 November 2022

Montalto Tuerong Pinot Noir 2021


Quite an intriguing Tuerong, one that is very different to previous releases. A wonderful wine as always, but there are a few shades of contrast that haven't shown themselves prior.

Friday, 18 November 2022

Montalto The Eleven Chardonnay 2021


The Eleven. Pat Cummins could be the face of this label, but not so. It's named after the eleven rows first planted back in 1986. Concentrated and alluring, this is just brilliant Chardonnay.

Friday, 11 November 2022

Montalto Tuerong Chardonnay 2021


One of the wines I look forward to tasting each year and again there is nothing but joy and pleasure in the glass. A wine of serious quality, Simon Black's pursuit of excellence deserves a chorus of support from Chardonnay lovers. 

A vertical tasting of the last decade would be quite something. The detail and precision of the making let alone the quality of the fruit continues to mesmerise.

If you get the chance to share this, don't. It's good to be selfish once in a while.

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Montalto Estate Pinot Noir 2021


This is where the party is at. Damn, that man Simon Black can make Pinot sing. This Montalto mid-tier Estate release is a charmer and a classy little thing. 

Monday, 25 July 2022

Montalto Estate Chardonnay 2021


The 2021 Estate Chardonnay release is concentrated and generous. One of those sip slow wines, there is plenty to ponder. Friday after a long week or Sunday afternoons are best to whisk you away. 

Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Montalto Estate Syrah 2021


With no 2020 release, it seems this wine has had a facelift. No more Shiraz by name but now a Syrah. It's a good drink but it's not as elegant as you may expect with the Syrah style.

Thursday, 7 July 2022

Saturday, 2 July 2022

Crittenden Estate The Zumma Chardonnay 2020


Chardonnay for those times you want to feel fancy. There is some bling and glitter factor here. Perhaps it's the charismatic swagger it possesses? Delicious and then some, another glass please.

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Crittenden Estate Pinot Gris 2021

Just beautiful. What a cracking Pinot Gris this is, and I must admit, it's one of the best I've had for some time.

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Crittenden Estate Chardonnay 2021


Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay - what isn't there to like. This Estate release from Crittenden ticks all the boxes. It's a mightily impressive drink.

Tuesday, 24 May 2022