2021 Ocean Eight Pinot Noir

Pure Peninsula Pinot from the wonderful 2021 vintage.
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The excellent 2021 vintage in Mornington strikes again with Mike Aylward releasing another classic Pinot Noir, that is both pristine and punchy.

Made with minimalist, traditional winemaking from destemmed estate fruit, "the Ocean Eight pinot noir is crafted to highlight perfume and distinct varietal characters in this variety", according to Mike.

The finished wine is stunning. It's wines like this that see Mornington Peninsula regarded as one of the best Pinot Noir regions in the country.

Planted in 1999, the Pinot Noir paddock features 16 acres of vines made up of the clones 114, 115 & MV6. The combination of these clones, the vineyard site & horticultural practises (e.g. yield restrictions & soils protection), produce Pinot Noir that is elegant & flavoursome, aromatic & delicate.

93 points - "Overall, the ’21 pinots from Mornington Peninsula have plenty of acidity and need more time to settle. And the colours are quite pale, even by pinot standards. This is light garnet with attractive florals, wafts of fresh herbs and warm earth. It’s flavoured with red cherries, sumac, charcuterie and even an appealing saline character. There’s no obvious new oak character, just the merest hint of woodsy spices. Medium bodied, supple tannins and very appealing." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
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4 reviews
  • OM
    Oliver M.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    It’s a hidden gem

    Classy Pinot. You can taste the care that goes into this wine.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    ADAM R.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Classic Mornington Peninsula Pinot

    Burgundy style Pinot with spices, orange peel and perfume

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • WP
    Wayne P.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Ocean 8

    Among the pick of the Mornington pinots and good value.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    S
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Excellent

    Worth double the price and worthy competitor to Bass Phillip. Thanks DD for the fast shipping and magnificent service

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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Ocean Eight

Ocean Eight is a true Burgundian-inspired operation out of Mornington Peninsula, run by Mike Aylward.

Focussing exclusively on estate-grown fruit from their Kooyong vineyards they consistently release outstanding examples of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris.

Mike is one of our favourite small-scale producers on the Peninsula.

Mike Alyward Ocean Eight

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