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Friday, 20 February 2015

Montalto Teurong Block Pinot 2013

Tasted single blind in amongst a trio of three Montalto single-vineyard Pinots Noir. So, wine identities are known, but hidden at the point of tasting. Why? Because I can and to keep me on my toes.

Clone: MV6
Vineyard Profile: Brown clay loam 
Aspect:  30m, gentle north facing slope

Seems a touch greener - not in an unripe sense, but with respect to showing a touch more leaf and stem, as opposed to fruit. That said, it still carries some rose leaf and petal; spice is here - cardamom perhaps.

Firmer, more forward - riper, from a warmer site I'd suggest - cassis, black fruit. Tannin here is firmer, giving a wine of substance, structural framework. Flowing on to the finish, again tannin and dark fruit - length is excellent. Quite simply an exquisite wine. 95

Tasted on: Sunday 15th February, a Fruit day
Source: Sample
Price: $65
Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screwcap

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