Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip

Moorooduc Estate

Robinson Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Not overly familiar with the producer apart from the fact that Kate McIntyre MW is part of this family owned winery, but I love the district in the Mornington Peninsula as excellent for Pinot Noir Chardonnay and Shiraz. Pale to mid Ruby in colour. Dried cherry on the nose, toasty oak,with decayed plant matter. Great palate intensity. A good Pinot with several years in front of it. — 4 days ago

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Kooyong

Farrago Single Vineyard Selection Chardonnay

Scott C
9.3

This was stunning ! Blind you could be in Burgundy and at such price quality . Love it — 2 months ago

Garagiste

Le Stagiaire Gewürztraminer 2018

Nice, floral nose, musky flavours. — 2 months ago

Paringa Estate

Peninsula Pinot Noir 2020

Black cherries, chocolate and mint. Lots of herbaceous notes and earthiness — 4 months ago

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Ocean Eight

Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2016

At East Bay Nasty Women Pinot Noir tasting. This might have been my favorite of the line up. I immediately, confidently (and very incorrectly) called Burgundy (Cote de Beaune) based on the texture—lithe with silky tannins that are ever so slightly rustic on the finish. Lovely purity of fruit - tart red cherry, rhubarb. Savory/herbal finish reminded me of the Sonoma Coast. At one point, the fruit ripeness would have screamed new world but with warmer and dryer recent vintages in Burgundy, that’s no longer a given.

This producer, like nearly everyone else in the world making Pinot outside of burgundy, cited Burgundy as their influence and has spent a good deal of time there, but in this case it really shows. Of course, there are likely details that make this uniquely Mornington-Penninsula-esque and I can’t pretend that I’ve had nearly enough Australian Pinots (shame on me!) to tell you what those are. This is one of the coolest growing regions in Australia, and these vines are grown in soils with a high % of sand.
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Found this photo via search as I forgot to snap a bottle shot. I *think* the vintage was 2016.
— a month ago

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Need to see a legit photo, mate. We’ll let’er slide this time 😊

Kooyong

Clonale Chardonnay 2021

Scott C
9.0

Lime , acidity at a great price point . With a lovely long finish. — 2 months ago

Tuck's Ridge

Mornington Peninsula Tempranillo 2015

Nice, easy drinking, 15%! — 3 months ago

Main Ridge Estate

Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay 2015

Similar notes to 48 weeks ago with a little more fullness. Still pale lemon in colour. More stone fruit than citrus with white peach, nectarine. I was expecting a more cool climate style coming from the Mornington Peninsula. As previous note - some creaminess on the palate but very fruit driven. Oak is well integrated. The first producer on the Mornington Peninsula in 1975. — 2 months ago

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Kooyong

Single Vineyard Selection Ferrous Pinot Noir 2019

Scott C
9.4

Burgundy ?? This is just delicious ! It has the earthiness many new world pinots miss . But with this light elegant cherry , strawberry fruit . Beautiful acidity . Love it ! — 2 months ago