Your regular wine blogger is travelling again but I found this review by Huon Hooke that had been torn out of the paper. I was so taken by the name of the wine that I thought I’d reprint the review here. I believe it came from SMH Good Living 15 August 2006…

Ten Minutes By Tractor Pinot Noir 2004

This delilcious Mornington Peninsula pinot was made by an expert in the Burgundy varieties, Rick McIntyre of Moorooduc Esate, using 100 per cent wild ferment and 33 per cent new oak. The bouquet is beguiling, with strawberry conserve, foresty whole-bunch ferment and black cherry nuances. The palate is where it really sings: while there’s succulent sweet fruit and gorgeous texture, it also has finesse and delicacy combined with intensity and length.

The balance and harmony strike a chord that keeps you coming back for more. Probably best drunk now and within four or five years.


Food: peking duck; lamb fillets with demiglaze; washed-rind cheeses such as Red Square; pasta with a meat or game sauce.