Vineyard: Yabby Lake

OwnersMem Kirby, Robert Kirby
VarietiesChardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir

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2012 Yabby Lake Vineyard Single Block Release Mornington Peninsula Australia Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 320 cases. From Block 1, Rows 1-11 planted in 1998 to low-yielding MV6 clone. Soil is sandy clay loam. Grapes are 100% de-stemmed, spend 14 days on skins. Significant proportion of whole cluster. Winemaker is Tom Carson. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of cherry, underbrush and dried rose petal lead to a mid to full bodied core of black cherry and black raspberry fruits wrapped in firm tannins. Impressive mid palate attack and finish but seems a bit closed. Much better when tasted two days later from a previously opened and re-closed bottle with more aromatic vibrancy and more expressive fruit. This wine has the most tannin in this lineup, presumably from the large percentage of whole cluster, and will need a few years in the cellar to reach nirvana. Score: 93. Reviewed September 14, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »