While Tasmania’s MONA museum is one of the country’s must-visit destinations, can I recommend that you pop next door to see the Moorilla winery too? It’s a work of art.
It’s not art in The Great Wall of Vaginas sense, but the art of perfect functionality. Here’s a winery that has been built to be best-in-class from the get-go, with facilities that will make winemakers drool. Gravity-fed, shitloads of cool little fermenters, a barrel hall with its own separate music system. It’s porn for the wine industry.
Yet for my money, the wines haven’t always matched the promise. Sure, there is a decent dose of seduction here and there, but it’s not blue-chip, every-egg-is-a-bird, consistent glory.
But that’s also why this Moorilla Estate Moorilla Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 is a welcome entrant.
Here is a wine with some Pinot x-factor. Something special. It feels younger than five years old, yet complex too. It’s just a really delicious, varietal Pinot.
Sourced from the original Moorilla Vineyard, this is all sappy red fruit with some bacon bits. Excellent Pinosity – a real push towards savoury meat and sous bois. Lilts of raspberry bright fruit raise it up, but the core is still dark and full. Its sort of ruminates along with meaty complexity and brightness of fruit. Pinosity indulged! Just a fraction drying, but that just adds more weight to the finish.
High class, real Pinot here. I liked very much.
Best drinking: good now, no hurry. 18.7/20, 95/100. 13%, $56. Moorilla website. Would I buy it? Sure would. Not expensive given the quality.