There's some nice, ripe characters here in a vintage in which many others struggled to reach the finish line. Ripe cherry and boysenberry, red fruits too, gently fragrant and a lightly musky nose. The palate's supple with lilting cherry flavour. A mellow wine with soft tannins and a bright, crunchy finish.
91, Nick Stock, 2013 Good Wine Guide, November 2012
Deep, soused forest berries, with richness, but also cut and an edge. Woodsy smelling with a sniff of gentle pepper spice. Silky palate with pure squeezed blackberries; a touch of poached rhubarb. Light valedictory spicy mouth-aromas. Excellent wine from a tricky, cool, wet vintage.
90, Tim White, Australian Financial Review, October 2012
This has become one of the Mornington Peninsula’s best wine estates, judged by what’s in the glass. This 2011 release bursts from the glass. Aroma galore. Stalks, dried peppers, mulch, red berries. Sweet, fragrant, savoury, twiggy. This riot is followed by more of the same in the mouth, with smoky, drying, gamey tannin to boot. Seriously shaped/styled; nothing cheap and cheerful about this. Juicy citrus notes, forest berries, beetroot and rose-petal lift through the finish. Impressive. Drink: 2012-2016+.
91, Campbell Mattinson, Winefront, September 2012
With raucous black and red fruit notes on the nose of this boisterous Pinot, this is one of the more modern and edgy wines of the day. Inevitably appealing to classicists and newcomers alike, TMBT has the unnerving knack of nailing every wine they make and encouraging more and more people to experience the unbridled joys of serious Pinot Noir. Don’t stress about what to serve with this wine, just take the top off, find some large glasses and get on with it.
Matthew Jukes, Wine Rules, August 2012