Con Sur Ocio 2009 Pinot Noir (Casablanca Valley, Aconcagua, Chile)

I had the opportunity to taste this wine blind and here is what I discovered. Great colour and clarity, one of those pinots that look sensational in the glass – mid-ruby colour with lovely reflections. The aromas explode from the … Continue reading

2007 Curly Flat Pinot Noir

An fine example of pinot noir expressive of the terroir and made with sensitivity and finesse. First impressions confirm, as the label clearly states, that the wine is unfiltered and unfined with a slightly cloudy, semi transparent mid red with mauve tinges. … Continue reading

Oregon & Californian pinot noir tasting at Pinot Palooza

I attended a master class on Oregon & Californian pinot noir on the weekend hosted by Chris Crawford, Ben Edwards & Michael McNamara and held at Pinot Palooza in Melbourne, Victoria.  The line up included: J Christopher, Erath, Cristom ‘Sommers … Continue reading

Pegeric Pinot Noir 2008 (Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia)

Pegeric is another new producer, at least new in my experience, from the Macedon Ranges region of Victoria, Australia. I had an opportunity to taste their 2008 Pinot Noir and was surprised by its delicacy and charm. Aromas of red … Continue reading

Yal Yal Rd Pinot Noir 2010 (Mornington Peninsula)

Yal Yal Rd is a small vineyard and a relative new comer to the region located at Merricks on the Mornington Peninsula. The pinot noir is made by skilful and experienced winemaker, Sandro Mosele (Kooyong/Port Philip Estate), and show real … Continue reading

2004 Wedgetail Estate Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley)

Wedgetail Estate comprises around 14 acres of vines on steep slopes in Cottles Bridge, towards the western end of the Yarra Valley wine growing region (Victoria, Australia). Previously a photographer, Guy Lamothe began planting vines in 1994 while embarking on … Continue reading