Boccaccio Cellars Pinot Noir tasting Feb 2015.

Ashton Hills Estate Pinot Noir 2013.
Quite a firm tight structure. Lovely deepish color, nose quite restrained with some forest and red fruits. Palate is long and tight. One for the cellar. 92/100 $45.00

Ashton Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2013.
More exotic wild red fruits on the nose and palate, more up front and open. Savoury and medium ripe. Great length and power. Drinks well now.  94/100  $70.00

Cappi Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2012.
Quite savoury and perfumed. Has a leafy vegetal herbal overtone which I don’t really like. Others may. 88/100  $25.00

Coldstream Hills The Esplanade Pinot Noir 2013.
Quite flat and awkward on nose and palate. Not showing any real Pinot character. May be going thru a weird phase. 86/100 $50.00

Curly Flat Macedon Pinot Noir 2012.
Lovely bright color, medium deep. Nose had cherry floral overtones and hints of smoky oak and forest. Palate continues on with smoky overtones. Oak had a medium char and is evident but subtle.  Lovely spice and great length. 96/100 $50.00

De Bortoli Estate Pinot Noir 2014.
Extracted weird herbal,  some fruit but very closed and dumb. 86/100 $20.00

De Bortoli Villages Pinot Noir 2013.
Hard green and extracted. Some fruit showing. Maybe needs some time. 88/100 $18.00

Dexter Mornington Peninsula  Pinot Noir2013.
Medium cherry red color, nose leaps forth with perfume and red cherry glace fruits. Palate is savoury and spicy with lovely length. Medium ripe and drinks well now. Really nice. 94/100 $40.00

Diamond Valley White Label Reserve Pinot Noir 2006.
Quite a developed wine, shows complexity with oodles of cow shed. Some people will like this, but not my style. 88/100 $40

Gembrook Hill Pinot Noir 2012.
Pure and estery nice, restrained, elegant, nice acidity and freshness. Fine grain tannins. A very delicate complex style. Excellent. 96/100 $52.00

Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir 2012.
Robust savoury style, good fruit and nice structure. Lovely spice and red fruits. Showing well. 92/100 $26.00

Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir 2011.
Very typical 2011. Herbal and weedy.  A tad green but still overall it has a nice savoury feel to it. Not bad. 86/100 $44.00

Kooyong Massale Pinot Noir 2013.
A more riper style than normal, dark fruits and spice and structure. Linear as per usual. Good. 90/100 $27.00

Mayer Granite Pinot Noir 2013.
From the Swallowfield vineyard. Spice and minerals in abundance. Lovely color and great length. Certainly walks on the mineral edge. Terroir at its best. Excellent. 95/100 $55.00

Tolpuddle Pinot Noir 2013.
Quite a Burgundian style, savoury smoky, with spice and a subtle hint of oak. Some nice forest floor is well integrated. Classy for sure and a great drink.  96/100 $70.00

Unlabelled Macedon Top Paddock Pinot Noir 2014.
Deep color, very fruity up front fragrant nose. Palate has some nice weight and texture. Not bad for a $10 wine. 86/100

Wickhams Road Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2013.
Lovely color, fragrant open nose, nice mid palate structure, spicy with hints of earth. Nice wine and good value at $18.00 90/100

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