Ten Minutes By Tractor seem to get an unforced yet concentrated feel in their Pinot Noirs - again here with silky fine tannins, some molten chocolate richness and yet a curious briny undercurrent in acidity refreshing the wine. Seamless, delicious.
96, Mike Bennie, Wine Business Monthly, December 2012
This is a fine and elegant offering in the single-vineyard trio of pinots from Ten Minutes by Tractor. It has bright and fragrant red fruits, really floral, some fresh rosehip and cranberry too. The palate has lovely, fleshy fruit at its core, with fresh, elegant acidity sitting right on point. Concentrated yet fine, precise, lingering finish.
95, Nick Stock, 2013 Good Wine Guide, November 2012
Medium red colour, slight purple tint. Savoury developed bouquet, mellow and not strong on primary fruit. Good palate: has nice depth of fruit in a dark cherry to black plum spectrum, finishing with definite grainy tannins. Intriguing animal or gamey touches too. Very long finish: a serious pinot. Drink 2012-2022.
94, Huon Hooke, www.huonhooke.com, August 2012
Bright colour, made in the same way as McCutcheon, both reflecting the outstanding vintage. The flavours here are deeper, with more dark berry fruits, heading back to the Estate rather than McCutcheon. That said, the wine has very good length, and carries its foresty bramble overtones. Drink by: 2017.
95, James Halliday, 2013 Australian Wine Companion, July 2012.
2010 Wallis is one of the finest wines ever to come to us by Tractor, capturing alluring exotic complexity within a style of silky refinement, effortless balance and considerable persistence. It’s a pinot noir of layered exotic spice, white pepper, anise, rose bud, bramble and undergrowth complexity, supporting a deep core of black cherry and blackberry fruit. Drink: 2014-2020.
96, Tyson Stelzer, www.tysonstelzer.com, June 2012