Hand-picked, wild yeast-fermented and macerated on skins for 20 days; matured for 14 months in new and used French barriques. Bright, light colour shows once again to be cautious with pinot colour, because this wine has considerable intensity and drive to its gently spicy small red fruits, which gain velocity on the savoury finish. Drink to 2019.
93 :: James Halliday :: 2015 Australian Wine Companion :: 1/07/2014
If there was any doubt over Ten Minutes by Tractor’s place among the upper-echelon of Peninsula producers then the 2012 releases should put that to bed. I tasted this very briefly in January and it’s really settled into its skin since then. Such an assured wine. Depth, detail and perfume. Primarily red-fruited with forest-like varietal character abounding. It’s slinky in the mouth with a massage of satisfying tannin spread through the palate. Chocolate and cedar oak doesn’t overwhelm the fruit, merely adding another layer of pleasure. Assorted spice with cinnamon and nutmeg the most notable. More immediately approachable than the single vineyard Pinots from the same vintage but there’s not a massive drop in quality by any means.
94 :: Jeremy Pringle :: winewilleatitself.com :: 30/05/2014
It's a bit cloudy, but boy is it fine. Fresh smelling and scented with orange peel, tea, spice and stalk over bright red fruit. Light in the mouth with a creaminess that's cut back and shaped by lip smacking acidity - dynamic kind of feel here. Nestled in the red fruits is a smoky spicy layer of intrigue. Gentle rasp of tannin on a very long pure finish. So charismatic. So engaging. A pleasure to drink.
95 :: Gary Walsh :: Winefront :: 30/05/2014