Ranked #1 of 37 2009 Pinot Noir from Mornington Peninsula
Dark cherry-red colour with crimson edges. Looks just-bottled. A lovely, alluring, stalky nose; loads of red rose perfume and red licorice lift. Could smell this for days. A wonderful wine of freshness and pinosity, cooler and calmer than the previous two vintages. At 11-years-young it hasn't come close to losing its primary charm. Amazing
Drink: 2020 to 2028
89 Points Robert Parker
Medium-deep ruby-purple colored, the 2009 Pinot Noir has fragrant aromas of ripe cranberry and spearmint over lavender, cinnamon stick, dark chocolate and twigs. Medium bodied and with refreshing acidity, the palate is currently very tight and restrained with a medium level of silky tannins and a long clean finish. Approachable now, give it another 6-12 months in bottle and drink it to 2016.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. May, 2011
96 Points James Halliday
Clear, full crimson, with a depth few mainland pinots can aspire to; flooded with dark plum and black cherry fruit, new French oak an integral part of the palate, but not dominant, fine-grained tannins underwriting the future of the wine. Drink to 2018.
Source: James Halliday. February, 2011