Ten Minutes by Tractor Estate Pinot Noir 2015

The 2015 vintage is a good one in the Mornington Peninsula. ¬†Ten Minutes by Tractor’s Estate pinot noir is a blend of pinot noir from this estate’s various vineyards, mostly from Coolart Road and the Wallis vineyard. ¬†The grapes are fully destemmed, and the wine sees 20% new oak. ¬†In the glass, the wine hasContinue reading “Ten Minutes by Tractor Estate Pinot Noir 2015”

Ten Minutes by Tractor – Wallis and Judd single vineyard pinot noirs from 2015

I’ve previously reviewed Ten Minutes by Tractor’s other single vineyard wines from Coolart Road and McCutcheon from the 2015 vintage (here and here). ¬†The Coolart Road 2015 is stunning, and I have since bought some for the cellar. ¬†I’m willing to back my views. ¬†The remaining two single vineyard releases are from the Judd andContinue reading “Ten Minutes by Tractor – Wallis and Judd single vineyard pinot noirs from 2015”

Ten Minutes by Tractor McCutcheon Pinot Noir 2015

This is among the best pinot noirs I’ve tasted from the Mornington Peninsula to date. ¬†The wine isn’t produced in large quantities – it’s from a single vineyard on the Peninsula (the McCutcheon) that is planted to 3.28 hectares of pinot noir – but it is really is worth seeking out in this vintage (2015).Continue reading “Ten Minutes by Tractor McCutcheon Pinot Noir 2015”

10X Tractor Pinot Gris 2015

If pinot gris is what you seek, Ten Minutes by Tractor makes one of the best ones going around in the market. ¬†The 2015 vintage tasted here has flinty aromatics, and a palate which is full bodied, saline and tasty. ¬†Maturation in old barrels and lees stirring contribute to this benchmark pinot gris style ¬†(Region:Continue reading “10X Tractor Pinot Gris 2015”

Ten Minutes by Tractor; new release 2014/2015 chardonnays

The 10X Tractor team perform a wine community service by providing a lot of useful vintage information about the Mornington Peninsula wine region. The 2015 MP vintage is reported as having outstanding growing conditions, while 2014 saw lower yields and concentrated fruit. ¬†This is borne out in my tasting of these excellent new release chardonnays.Continue reading “Ten Minutes by Tractor; new release 2014/2015 chardonnays”

Wine tasting: Pommard and Volnay Premier Crus

I recently attended an outstanding tasting of mostly recent(ish) vintages of premier cru level Pommard and Volnay wines. The quality was universally high across the board, and all well stored examples. In terms of observations, interestingly, neither appellation proved particularly distinctive on this tasting. Pommard is typically thought of as sturdy, masculine and full inContinue reading “Wine tasting: Pommard and Volnay Premier Crus”