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Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula

Oh yeah! I hope no wine snob will ever dismiss Australian wines again!

Of course the million bottle brand will not do it for you, but cooler Yarra and Mornington Peninsula in Victoria certainly bring forth stylish Pinots and Syrah (yes not Shiraz!).  Made in minute quantities by a scientist,  George Mihaly, this perfectly mature Paradigm Hill Pinot Noir 2002 could not have been better to celebrate a combo birthday dinner of friends.

George gave this magnum to a good friend, who opened the bottle a few hours before the dinner.  After a first whiff, I thought this is a premier cru Burgundy from the mid 1990s, yet the wine gained more weight and fruitiness than Burgundy would allow during dinner

A lovely and enjoyable wine to drink.

Well deserved 4 stars (out of 5).