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2017 Garagiste Merricks Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Premier Pinot Noir from Barney's prized Merricks vineyard. Stunning.

$45.00

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About The Wine

Barnaby Flanders knows good Pinot Noir.

He has developed an impressive reputation for producing top quality Pinot’s from Mornington and his 2017’s are absolutely no exception. This wine is always scarcely available, and the Merricks Pinot is typically the first to sell out.

It’s full bodied for a Mornington Pinot but maintains amazing finesse and elegance at the same time. A muscular Pinot of indisputable quality.

Loads of unique personality, class and complexity paired with great drinkability.

Some of Barney's best work to date.

About Garagiste

Garagiste is the brainchild of Barnaby Flanders.

After leaving Allies Wines in 2003 he embarked on a mission to produce small batch premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay under his own label in his beloved Mornington Peninsula.

Barney loves the sub-regionality to be exploited in Mornington Peninsula, the slight alterations in aspect and soil profile within this small wine producing region provide him with the scaffolding around which he builds his stunning harem of small batch wines.

They are only ever made in small quantities so time is of the essence if you want to explore the world of Garagiste.

Mornington maestro, Barney Flanders
Mornington maestro, Barney Flanders
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
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From The Producer

Sourced from the 20-year-old Merricks Grove vineyard and its grey sandy loam marbled with red ironstone. Up here, the altitude and coastal breezes seem to compress the wine's fruit leaving a super-refreshing coiled mouth feel, though the soils gift a more airy-aromatic Pinot compared to Garagiste's corresponding wine from Balnarring.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Merricks Vineyard
Merricks Vineyard
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
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Critic Reviews

DDS review

A little twiggy, black cherry, truffles and game. There's a purple fruit and flower lift. Beautiful aromas. Pristine fruit quality, clean, easy flow, with a mineral spine. Perfectly defined tannins. Broad shoulders and a statuesque physique. Top class Mornington Pinot. - Different Drop Wine Team

94Points
The Wine Front

"Garagiste pinot noir is one of the safest wine bets going. This takes complexity in its stride. And complex it certainly is. It throws bunches of herb and spice notes at you but it does so on the wings of solid cherry plum flavour, verging on stewy and undergrowthy and yet remaining fresh, vibrant, indeed almost spritzy. It has beautiful flow, superfine tannin and succulent length. It’s just exemplary all around. It’s very young but the bottle disappeared all too quickly." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

”Upping the ante from Le Stagiaire Pinot. Deeper darker colour, with a brighter hue. More pronounced black cherry fruit that has brighter contrast. Deeper more persistent flavour plus superior mouthfeel, and structure. And succulence too. 25% new oak barely noticeable, the wine just coming into its own. The only down side is that only 255 dozen were made.” - David Bicknell (Halliday Wine Companion)

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So bright!

Overly bright fruit with a hint of "effervescence". Maybe it needs time. Not a fave.

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