Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir

Sandro Mosele is a very meticulous winemaker. He has established a very logical three tiered system for his wines, with the Estate wine sitting in the middle of the hierarchy. This wine is a blend from the different blocks surrounding the winery.

The 2008 Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir has a bright ruby colour and it tastes of red and black cherry. The wine has great intensity and penetration and quite a big mouthfeel. It is elegant and balanced and finishes with velvety tannins. It actually reminds me of the Kosta Browne I had a few days ago: not too many secondary characteristics (as the single-vineyard wines have), but an appealing flavour and structure profile nonetheless.

Kooyong Pinot Noir has never disappointed me and delivers at each price point. It might be the benchmark against which Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir could be measured.

Score: 94/++  

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