D.M.L. Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2019
'Interesting to taste after the Upper Yarra Pinot from the same producer. Made pretty much the same way, I believe, yet so different, as you’d expect. I like the Yarra better, in terms of personal preference, but hard to pry apart in terms of objective quality. Beautiful packaging.
Red cherry, plum, spice, a little samphire and thyme, a slight smokiness too, and dried roses. It’s fine, but offers more grunt and substance than the more delicate Yarra Valley offering, more grain and grip through the tannin, poached strawberry and ripe pomegranate with a bit of crunch on a long finish. It’s lively and regional, and so nicely turned out.'
- 95 points, Gary Walsh, The Winefront