William Downie Mornington Pinot Noir 2013William Downie
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia (Mornington Peninsula, Victoria)
GRAPE VARIETAL: Pinot Noir
"The powerhouse of the Downie pinot trilogy, Mornington 2013 personifies the meeting of grace and power. A core of black cherry and wild strawberry fruit makes for impressive fruit poise and intensity, lifted by violet fragrance and navigated by impressively seamless line through a very long finish. There is fruit depth and intensity here, but it holds it with grace and calm, pulled into line by focused, tangy morello cherry acidity and finely textured tannins of fine-grained structure. A great vintage of Downie, with excellent length, precise line and a promising future." - James Halliday 95 pts
Recommended Food Pairing: Roast chicken or turkey with garlic or herbs; roast pork with herbs; mushroom risotto and dishes with morels; chicken or turkey sausages; glazed ham; beef carpaccio; roast or grilled lobster; mild cheese.