2008 William Downie Mornington Peninsular Pinot Noir
The 2008 William Downie Mornington Pinot Noir is deeply perfumed and alluring, this exceptionally fine and tightly crafted Pinot marries ethereal scents of flowers, undergrowth, black and red cherries, exotic spices and a light dusting of dried herb notes with tight-grained French oak and earthy, smoked meat undertones. It’s long, translucent palate reveals layers of pristine pinot flavour underpinned by the tightest of powdery tannins, finishing quite dry and savoury with surprising intensity and a lingering presence of licorice and five-spice. A beautiful artisan Pinot. Jeremy Oliver 97 Points, Drinking 2015 – 2022.