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Good pinot

I got a chance to sample Tuck’s Ridge Buckle Vineyard 2007 Pinot Noir.  James Halliday ranked this vintage of TR – a Mornington Peninsula vineyard – as Australia’s best in 2010. Acting promptly, I managed to secure a half-dozen.   An intense bouquet and a very full-flavoured pinot with great intensity and a mouth-filling persistence of flavour. It has fine tannins and lots of the velvet glove.   A big pinot with complexity and punch. I drank it accompanied with some Jindi Camembert which was a good mix. A dozen Sydney rock oysters would be a weird combination but that’s what I felt like eating after inwardly digesting the bouquet. My guess is that the wine will be even better in 5-6 years.  Halliday saw its drinking potential as 2020 which might be modest.  It was $80/bottle but is probably difficult (or impossible) to get now.  A vineyard worth following and I will.

I haven’t tried their chardonnay but Halliday also ranked the 2007 as among the best in the land.  TR are chasing and achieving high standards – they export to many centres.

1 comment to Good pinot

  • Ken n

    Yes pretty special, hc.
    My reference sample for Mornington Pinot is Main Ridge. Nat White was the first to plant wine grapes there in modern times and he does a superb job.