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Tasting Notes

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Mount Terrible Pinot Noir 2006

James Halliday: Excellent retention of red-purple hue; new generation French clones and MV6, plus sophisticated wine making have produced a very pure, highly focused razor sharp Pinot Noir, with a long palate and varietal definition. 95 points.

 

Price: A$ 422.40 per case (12 x 750ml bottles) inclusive of GST (Delivery charges apply)
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Mount Terrible Ian Ridley Reserve Pinot Noir 2008

James Halliday: Bright, clear crimson; while relatively light-bodied, the wine delivers an expressive and complex bouquet of spiced dark berries, a message continued on the long, well-balanced palate. Delicious drinking now if you are so minded. Rating 94.

 

Price: A$480.00 per case (12 x 750ml bottles) inclusive of GST (Delivery charges apply)
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Mount Terrible Pinot Noir 2010

James Halliday: From four estate-grown clones (114, 115, 777 and MV6) cold soaked (with 20% whole bunches) for five days before open fermentation, then eighteen months in French oak. The colour is still youthful and bright, with no hint of bricking; the bouquet is building spicy perfume along with still-primary fruit, the palate supple and fine, a hint of forest floor on the after-taste adding to the palate. Still has years of life. Score 95.

Ben Thomas (The Weekly Review): “Frosts and bushfires have meant releases from this winery in the valley of the Jamieson River in the foothills of Mount Terrible have stuttered in recent years. This one is perfumed, with aromas of plum, strawberry, rhubarb, spice and raspberry plus stalky, sappy and earthy characters. The perfume flows through the mouth, along with a darker set of berry flavours and stewed plum, with prune-like intensity. Intensity builds and builds and there’s a nice grip and fresh berry and plums on the finish.”

Nick Munday (Canterbury Wines): “Very occasionally one comes across a wine from a hitherto unknown winery that blows one off one’s feet. Such a wine is the 2010 Mount Terrible pinot noir from a minuscule 5 acre plot at a thousand feet above sea level in the stunningly beautiful Jamieson Valley. John Eason, the winemaker, strives to produce a pinot noir in the style of the great French Burgundies, and he has gone a long way to achieving his goal with the release of the exquisite 2010 pinot.
Fresh, tangy, savoury cherry and plum fruit, spice and briar aromas are mirrored in a vibrant and intense palate that is beautifully structured, long and lingering. The oak handling is impeccable. Oozes class, but with the best years in front of it.”

Phil Hude (Armadale Cellars): “If the superb Pinot Noir from Mount Terrible is anything to go by, the Victorian High Country could well be the next big thing when it comes to Pinot Noir. Mount Terrible Pinot Noir displays structure very few New World Pinots possess, yet never veers to over-extraction.”

 

Price: A$480.00 per case (12 x 750ml bottles) inclusive of GST (Delivery charges apply)

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Mount Terrible Pinot Noir 2011

James Halliday: Light crimson-purple hue; a courageous approach to the problematic vintage; the bouquet is most attractive, and there are light globes of sweet cherry on the light-bodied, savoury/spicy palate. Definitely passes the test. Rating 90.

 

Price:  A$240.00 per case (12 X 750 ml bottles) including GST ( Delivery charges apply)

 

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Mount Terrible Pinot Noir 2008

This wine, made from a second parcel of grapes picked in the hot summer of 2008, was not released under our own label until this year. While not up to the standard of the Ian Ridley Reserve, it has come on remarkably in bottle, and is the house Pinot at Cumulus and Gill’s in Melbourne and The Delatite Hotel in Mansfield.

 

Price: A$240.00 per case (12 X 750 ml bottles) including GST ( Delivery charges apply)

 

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Mount Terrible Pinot Noir 2012

A small vintage but of excellent quality.

 

Price: A$480.00 per case (12 X 750 ml bottles) including GST ( Delivery charges apply)

 

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Mount Terrible Pinot Noir 2013

Another small, but potentially outstanding vintage.

James Halliday: “A powerful, impeccably balanced pinot, flush with red and black cherry fruit, with a gold-plated future. 95 points.” 

 Price: A$480,00 per case (12 X 750ml bottles) including GST (Delivery charges apply)