Medium light red colour, with a purple tinge. Slightly lifted, savoury leather, pot pourri, faded roses and mushroom kind of bouquet, with a degree of maturity. Medium to full palate with savoury-developed flavours and a core of sweet ripe fruit, then soft tannins throughout the palate. Acid shows out a bit, pumped by some alcohol warmth. There's a core of richness to it. A satisfying drink, with ample tannins and length. Good, if a trifle forward. Drink 2013-2017.
92, Huon Hooke, www.huonhooke.com, November 2013
Made from all three of Ten Minutes by Tractor’s main vineyards: Judd, McCutcheon and Wallis, all of which are in the Main Ridge sub-region of the Mornington Peninsula. In a tough year like 2011 having some blending options was probably a pretty handy thing. This surprised me with how good it is. It got the pulse racing a bit. It has that undergrowthy, meaty, spicy combination that pinot noir can do so well. It’s light in colour but high in acid and tannin and interest. It’s forcefully tea-leafy and dry, shot-through with twiggy spice, and in need of time. It has an excellent medium-term future ahead of it. Drink: 2015-2019+.
92+, Campbell Mattinson, Winefront, November 2013
You can almost feel this wine purring - loose knit, gamey, animale and a lick of all spice. It's supple, succulent and long in flavour with enough interest in these fruit and winemaking details to make it a wine to linger over to watch it unfurl. Big on sex appeal.
94, Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine, October 2013
Light red-purple; extended wild yeast ferment, then 14 months in new and used French oak; a gently perfumed bouquet leads into a light-bodied, pretty palate that revolves around red berries. Drink by: 2016.
90, James Halliday, 2014 Australian Wine Companion, July 2013