Hurley Garamond Pinot Noir 2009

Hurley Vineyard is situated in Balnarring on the Mornington Peninsula.  The 2009 vintage generally in that region was extremely hot with heatwaves in January and February.  Nonetheless, its climate is moderated by water on three sides, and the region mercifully avoided the carnage inflicted upon the Yarra Valley that year.  The Garamond vineyard itself is east facing, planted to the MV6 clone and is situated on volcanic soils, one of the many soil types to grace the region.

The 2009 vintage of the Garamond is a bright ruby in colour with a slightly more than pale intensity.  Its aromatics are typical pinot noir, with spices, cherries, thyme and cedar evident.  Some volatile acidity is there too.  The palate exhibits a savoury cherry character, with medium length - perhaps a bit more and strawberries too.  There's a slight sweet-sourness to this pinot noir, but particularly in the context of the vintage, this wine presents well.  Good to Very Good

Abv: not recorded
Price: high $50s
Vendors: check
Tasted: August 2012
Mornington Peninsula
August 30, 2012

Featured post

IMW Annual Bordeaux tasting - 2013 vintage

Held in Sydney by the Institute of Masters of Wine on the weekend, this was …

Popular Posts

Exclusive/small production winery mailing lists

Well executed mailing lists provide benefits to consumer and winery alike.  …

Colonel and The Merchant Barossa Shiraz 2016

I tasted this wine blind, not knowing it was a $10 wine.  Actually, it's…

Lucinda Estate Circa 1990 South Gippsland Pinot Noir 2015

A first wine for me from this producer, and a good one.  Lucinda Estate in S…