Combes Moonah Applewood Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Combes Moonah Applewood Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Regular price $37.00

Comes from Main Ridge in Mornington Peninsula and is made by Oscar Hermann, who sounds more 1920s Hollywood producer/director than young winemaker doing killer things around Vic wine regions. Combes has played a steady hand of avant garde wines at accessible and sensible prices, with incremental quality increases each release. No slouches here. The dual pinots on my bench now had another taster (drinker) saying ‘mein Gott in Himmel’ while having a crack at each wine. Then settled in with a swiped bottle.

Has that Mornington sweet-cherry fruitiness and flesh but the tannins ripple in suede ribbons and acidity swipes the palate with a light sea spray lick and all is beautiful and good. Lightweight for the region - excellent spread of flavour, pretty and gorgeous, a little wild streak of mixed herbs and pepper, some granite-like mineral licks and a long and feathery pucker to finish. This is a pinotphile’s dream while being a cool thing to drink. Two very good speeds. -

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