Firm, ripe and just the right grip for Pinot Noir. Light, formative, dense. Drink 2012 to 2018.
16.5+, Jancis Robinson, www.jancisrobinson.com, April 2012
It’s a pinot noir with a bit of kick - but there is no denying its quality. It’s a powerhouse of a wine. It presents a vast array of spices and fruits, all jumping from the glass and trilling across your tongue. It’s not cheap but I’d reckon you get your money’s worth. For all its flourish it turns minerally, sappy, and controlled through the finish, this fact helped by the fine web of tannin running from the mid-palate onwards. A top class Mornington pinot noir. Drink 2015-2020
94, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, February 2012
A Mornington Pinot of succulence and fruit focus, layered with blueberry, black cherry and mulberry fruit. Integrated oak adds fine tannin structure and bramble notes.
93, Tyson Stelzer, Wine Business Monthly, October 2011
This wears a thick coat of oak that delivers boot polish and meaty, almost tarry aromas; behind that comes sappy cherry and bracken, and a good serve of spice. The palate’s quite taut and assertive, with smooth tannins, plenty of cherry, dark-chocolate and light-plum flavours and a spicy kick to close.
93, Nick Stock Good Wine Guide 2012, October 2011
This glorious Pinot has a little more weight and power than others on the Peninsula and so make sure that you roast a duck or sear some steak because TMBT's '09 Pinot is clearly a force to be reckoned with. In spite of its youth it’s already drinking beautifully but there is some fabulous tension on the back of the palate suggesting that its best years are still ahead of it.
Matthew Jukes, Wine Rules 2011, October 2011
A step up in quality here. The length and linear shape of it speak of a classier wine. Lovely flow across the palate, and the balance of tannin and acidity seems spot on.
92, Grant Dodd, www.grantdoddwine.blogspot.com, August 2011
Light, clear purple-red; a fragrant, upfront bouquet of plum and black cherry, the palate a bright and fresh reprise of the bouquet, with sunny, supple fruit and soft, fine tannins, oak in the background. Drink to 2017.
94, James Halliday, 2012 Australian Wine Companion, August 2011