2023 Mulline Barrabool Pinot Noir

Highly Rated
Delicate yet striking single vineyard Pinot Noir from the Barabool Hills subregion of Geelong.

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Founded in 2018 by Ben Mullen and Ben Hine, Mulline Vintners focuses on showcasing the diverse subregionality of the Geelong wine region, via a suite of stunning single vineyard cuvees.

This Pinot Noir comes from the westerly Barabool Hills subregion, crafted from MV6 vines planted in 1999 on limestone and deep black loam soils.  It's made with 25% whole bunches and aged in two older French barriques.

It looks light and delicate on the surface, but it delivers impressive depth and character. Expect notes of rose petals, bright red cherries, with hints of game and dry spice, all woven together seamlessly with a long but gentle structure.

Perfect for enjoying now or cellaring for another six to eight years, this Mulline Pinot Noir is all class.

96 points
"An excellent Geelong pinot crying out for another six to 12 months before it starts to hit its straps. This will totally be worth the wait."
- Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

100% PINOT NOIR
CLONE MV6, BARRABOOL HILLS, GEELONG
BARWON RIDGE VINEYARD, BARRABOOL, BARRABOOL HILLS - PLANTED 1999
LIMESTONE AND DEEP BLACK LOAM
50% SECOND USER FRENCH OAK, 25% WHOLE BUNCH
12.0% ALC.

96 points - "A single-vineyard wine from a vineyard in the Barrabool Hills planted in 2000; 100% MV6; 25% whole bunches and matured in two barriques, none new. A very bright crimson. Ripe, red and blue fruits intermingle with some complex savoury earth and rose petal aromas. Earthy, gently textured and structured. An excellent Geelong pinot crying out for another six to 12 months before it starts to hit its straps. This will totally be worth the wait." - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

93+ points - "You might expect this wine to be underpowered, given its 12% alcohol, but it’s anything but. The flavours are painted in watercolours but they are insistent, they have good spread, and there’s an array to them. Rose petals meet bright red cherries meet game, dry spice, autumnal leaves and a semblance of red licorice. It’s pretty, it’s spicy, it’s leafy and most of all, it’s cohesive. There’s a silken aspect to what is generally a pretty frisky palate, and gentle wafts of musk and mint. It’s lovely. It’s drinking well already but it will improve." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Mulline Wines

Established in 2018 Mulline Vintners is a double dose of Bens, specifically winemaker Ben Mullen and business brain and wine drinker Ben Hine. Mullen has experience from around the globe, and was most recently winemaker at Clyde Park.

They source fruit from around the Geelong area of Victoria with a focus on Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, working with growers farming sustainably and organically. All steps of the winemaking operation are done with a major focus on looking after the environment.

Their first releases from the 2019 vintage were met with some acclaim - they are definitely young guns to watch out for.

To prevent embarrassment and to encourage rapping couplets... Mulline rhymes with “divine”.

Winemaker Ben Mullen - Geelong, VIC Mulline Wines

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