2021 Mandala Wines 'The Sands' Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir
94pts Sam Kim "It's splendidly composed and enticing on the nose showing dark cherry, olive, hazelnut and warm mushroom characters. The refined palate displays finely layered mouthfeel and beautifully melded tannins. Attractively fruited and complex with delectable flavours. At its best: now to 2029."
93pts Ned Goodwin MW "A taut, crunchy and impeccably tuned Pinot. Savoury and thrumming with energy. Red mountain berries pop across the palate, with a gazebo of chalky tannins and maritime freshness corralling and compressing them into a pliant chord of sappy tension. Bergamot, mint, sassafras and a faint whiff of sous-bois, all. This is a compelling wine. As much because of its weightlessness and multitudinous shades, as its filigreed structure 2022-2027."