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Moorooduc Estate, Estate Pinot Noir
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Moorooduc Estate, Estate Pinot Noir - 2015

Item # 33658 750mL
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Tasting Notes

This delicate Pinot Noir opens up full of charming red berries and anise. Great to pair with turkey or chicken dishes. Feminine, restrained style with Australian accents.


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Staff Pick Notes

Located just an hour south of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula, the Moorooduc Estate has built a stellar reputation for producing delicious food friendly wines with character. This wine is a shining example of that: elegant, fresh, and balanced, it's a smooth, savory pinot noir with tasty notes of cranberries, dark cherries, and clove. This bottle represents a wonderful third way of pinot noir: not quite Burgundy, not quite American - it's got an identity all its own. Medium bodied, slightly spicy, and made with 100% wild yeast, its simply a gorgeous pinot that doesn't need food to be thoroughly enjoyed. That said, it will pair beautifully with grilled Middle Eastern dishes, and its a great option for your next turkey dinner. Can't recommend this wine enough.

- MM

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