Montalto Pinot Noir 2010 (Mornington Peninsula, Vic)
14.5%, Screwcap, $48
What a stunning Mornington Pinot vintage 2010 was. Across the board the wines show an enviable evenness that is both attractive and admirable.
Raspberry, cloves and a hint of stalky pepper on the nose, this has a lovely glacé red fruit palate that is driven by moderate mid palate juiciness, clean acidity and minimal tannins to finish. A lovely flow of Mornington red fruit, if just a little simple and shortish for really big points. Very attractive if just a little lacking in character.
Score 17.5/20 91/100
Would I buy it? I’d drink it though perhaps not buy it.
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I had a look at the same wine a few months ago. I think your last sentence sums up the wine well. It just lacked that X factor, something you'd expect it to have when dishing out $48.