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Thursday 7 April 2011

Ocean Eight Pinot Noir 2007

The Aylward family founded Kooyong down on the Mornington Peninsula before selling up to Port Phillip Estate. With the proceeds from sale they created Kooyong.

They produce two Pinots, this - a standard entry named after the 8th at the golf club - and the 'Aylward' which I believe is from the same vineyard, the Aylward cropped at 1 tonne per Acre.

An arborial inspired interplay with heady aromas composed of fruits of the forest and a touch of forest floor.  A couple of years post-release, the wine is showing some early tinges of development.

Smooth, silken body; sublime fruit quality in check and balance with itself.  Finish carries through on a fair length concluding with a touch of mushroom.

Source: Retail, The Wine Emporium
Price: $40
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Diam


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