Friday, July 4, 2008
2004 Main Ridge Half Acre Pinot Noir
The following night I had my favourite Australian Pinot Noir. Main Ridge planted the first vineyards on the Mornington Peninsula. The vines are now more than 15 years old. It is a small family winery, with meticulous treatment of the vines, and single vineyard production. Why is this my favourite? Consistency is probably the key, followed by the flavour profile, a lighter to medium style of strawberry taste, with fabulous complexity of savoury flavours, elegance, excellent integration of tannins and great length. The last years have shown increased fruit concentration and the 2004 is a hard wine to beat.