Friday, February 5, 2010

Garagiste Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2008

Mystery is at the heart of creativity: that, and surprise’ – Julian Cameron

Isn’t it nice when things are not what they seem? This is the case for the Garagiste Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2008.

For a while now, Pinot’s coming out of the Peninsula have pretty much followed the mantra of being sweet fruit driven with deep colour from heavy extraction of skins (I reckon a few wine makers are adding enzymes in the fermenting pots to get some of the colours I have seen lately); but not this bad-boy. Now, back to the wine at hand.

I would definitely give this sometime in the decanter before drinking; still a bit of SO2 hanging about as you can see in the picture below (the SO2 is the soapy looking film clinging to the perimeter of the wine). A good Pinot colour with the wine quite translucent. Right away on the nose there is a good whack of tart raspberry and what seems to be dry tea. More tart fruit in the way of cranberries and more raspberries are all kept in check by racy acid and tight soft tannins. A cracking wine from Barney and Dave from allies wines!

Drink with moules verde
Drink till 2016
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