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Country of Origin & Region


Australia, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Moorooduc Estate

Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir 2016

Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir 2016 92 pts James Suckling June 2019

Tasting Notes

This has an engaging nose that combines an assortment of red fruits, cherries, plums, pomegranate and strawberry with damp earth tones, dried leaves, orange peel and herbs giving it an intriguing aromatic profile. Medium to medium-fuller bodied, slightly creamy, which becomes more evident with aeration, the tannins finer grained, the textural feel is soft and silky smooth but an under current of supporting acidity gives the red fruits vibrancy, lift and drive, leading to a finish has good length with a phenolic tug adding a little tension on the back end. This is showing well as we speak and has at least another five years of great drinking in front of it. An impressive value.

Food Accompaniments

Duck, pork, assorted mushroom dishes

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

92 pts James Suckling June 2019
A crisp and focused young pinot with crushed-strawberry and subtle orange-peel character. Creamy texture. Medium body. Vivid fruit at the finish. Tight and reserved. Better in a year or two. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
93 pts Wine Enthusiast Editors' Choice August 2019
This wine is pretty and autumnal, a fragrant concoction of cherries, plums, sumac, wild herbs and flowers, dried leaves and damp earth after a soft rain. This softness carries through to the palate, but there's also a laser-like line of acidity lifting the fruit into tart, crunchy territory. Tannins are fine grained, supporting and not overwhelming. A phenolic bitter note rears up at the finish, but overall this is a textural, food-friendly wine to drink now or until 2026.
91 pts Wine Advocate Issue #227 June 2018
Elegant strands of raspberry and pomegranate entwine earthy notes of roasted parsnip in the 2016 Pinot Noir. A blend selected from three vineyards, this medium-bodied, silky-textured effort is delicious now, and it should continue to drink well through at least 2023.

Winemaker Notes

Ruby red with strawberry, raspberry and red and black cherry fruit. Also hints of star anise, cloves and soy. On the palate the wine shows complex savoury fruit and spice and is long, textural and juicy. Bright, young fruit now will match well with crispy duck breast or a piece of wagyu beef with a wild mushroom sauce. Or cellar for five to eight years to achieve softness and savoury notes and extra complexity.

Chemical Analysis

6 Bottle price




14% alcohol by volume




Pinot Noir

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