William Downie Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2008

William Downie Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2008

Another one straight off the truck. Fruit comes from Merricks Grove vineyard. Clone is MV6. Planted in 1996. The wine was tasted over two nights because it was locked up tight on the first, despite a four hour decant. You have been warned!

A soft red in colour, with a delicate nose, softly pressed cranberries and cherries, lovely florals reminiscent of the summer garden, a touch of musk and spice. The palate is gorgeous, a lightness with intensity, cherry fruits with a touch of undergrowth and dry spices. Savoury and exquisitely balanced. Tremendous length. Give it a big decant if you want to drink it now, or leave a couple of years.

Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Jun09
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $55
Closure : Diam and Wax
Drink : 2011 – 2018
Source : Cellar Door
Website : William Downie

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5 Responses to William Downie Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2008

  1. Julian says:

    Gosh that sounds excellent. How does it compare with previous Downie releases? I’ve only tasted the 2006 wines…

  2. Lincoln says:

    Best one yet I think. I have the other 2008s on the tasting bench….

  3. Julian says:

    Awesome, can’t wait to read your impressions.

  4. Lincoln says:

    The Gippsland has just been opened…..

  5. GW says:

    Bang on the money smelly…and so sinewy and strong for such a light wine.
    GW

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