2004 m.a.d. Victoria Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir
13.5% alc.. m.a.d. is a project involving
three people (Michael, Andy Tan and David) who are serious wine enthusiasts. The wine is vinified by
Sandro Mosele and is sourced from selected barrels from the Ferrous Vineyard at Kooyong. The label
sports an unusual (and mad) artwork from a female contemporary artist from France, Agathe de
Bailliencourt, whose works are on display in the famous Comme des Garcons store in Tokyo.
is crafted in the Burgundian (Gevrey-Chambertain) mold. Rich, full-bodied and exceptionally balanced.
Spice (cinnamon, cardamom) infused aromatics lead to seductive flavors of plum, blackberry and a
haunting earthiness. Power with elegance.
2004 Lost Highway Project (Bindi Wine Growers) Macedon Ranges Victoria Pinot Noir
14.5% alc.. Vine Street Imports
(VSI), importers of fine, rare and artisan wines from
around the world, collaborate with winemakers to create original
and exclusive bottles with labels designed by internationally
acclaimed artists. The Lost Highway Project is such a
collaboration between Bindi Wine Growers, designer Justin
Hampton and VSI. The wine is from a new vineyard high on
the western slope of Mount Gisborne in Victoria, Australia.
Each bottle is nestled in a wood silk-screened 6 pack box, with
the screening featuring Hampton’s label design on the lid.
Great scent of warm cherry-rhubarb pie with notes of citrus and
spearmint. Full-bodied tart red fruits in the mouth with cleansing
acidity. Terrific with grilled chicken and potatoes au gratin
1997 Scotchman’s Hill Geelong Pinot Noir
13.2% alc.. Vines planted in 1982 on top of Scotchman
Hill which is an extinct volcano, becoming the second vineyard in the Geelong region and the first
winery. The winery has grown to 60,000 cases annually (40% of the production in Geelong).
Pinot Noir with an orange tinge to the edge. The nose has a bouquet of raisins, dried cherry and leather.
The dark cherry and rhubarb flavors are quite pleasant and oak highlights are still notable. The fruit is
thinning and the tannins are gossamer. Nicely balanced and a fine drink for a ten year old wine.