2023 Mulline Drysdale Pinot Noir

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Spicy, savoury Geelong Pinot Noir, with plenty of structure and depth.

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This is an outstanding Geelong Pinot Noir from Mulline Vintners, and specifically the talent of ex-Clyde Park winemaker, Ben Mullen.

The source is the Leech vineyard in Drysdale, out on the cooler Bellarine Peninsula. It's all the complex MV6 clone, just two barrels made.

Beautifully textured, with some sweet/ sour complexity to the fruit profile, with red berries partnering up with some wood spices. Watch out for these guys.

96 points
"A bright, quite deep crimson. Quite a step up on last year's still very good wine. Darkly fruited with black raspberries, morello cherries, dark rose and some spice. This is simultaneously mouth-filling, fleshy and structured, with velvety, long-chained tannins."
- Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

100% PINOT NOIR - CLONE MV6, BELLARINE PENINSULA, GEELONG
LEECH VINEYARD, SOHO ROAD, DRYSDALE - PLANTED 1998
GREY SANDY LOAM OVER YELLOW LIGHT CLAY
1/2 SECOND USE BARRIQUE
8 MONTHS IN BARREL
13% ALC.

96 points - "From the Leech Vineyard planted in 1998. MV6 clone and fully destemmed. Two barrels, both older French barrique. A bright, quite deep crimson. Quite a step up on last year's still very good wine. Darkly fruited with black raspberries, morello cherries, dark rose and some spice. This is simultaneously mouth-filling, fleshy and structured, with velvety, long-chained tannins." - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

94+ points - "There’s ample flesh on the bones of this Pinot Noir. It’s still in watercolour mode, but the flavours swirl and spread, and the finish is in the territory of the emphatic. Talc, potpourri, mint, boysenberry and the juice of red cherries, the latter strained through a bunch of almost-dry twigs. Yes it’s savoury but the emphasis is more on florals; complex florals. All of these characters are then gathered up by tannin, not unlike a stream or a canal going through an open gate; there’s a squeeze put on, but the flow continues and, indeed, in perception at least, seems to accelerate. This is a fine Pinot Noir." - 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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