Super-premium Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir at an everyday
"Garagiste doesn't seem to know how to make a bad
Campbell Mattinson on Garagiste
Over the past decade or so, winemaker Barney Flanders has quietly
established Garagiste as one of the leading small scale Mornington
Peninsula producers. Flanders has applied a Burgundian terroir-driven
philosophy with great success, producing wines that display outstanding
varietal character and tremendous depth of flavour.
The Garagiste 'Le Stagiaire' (French for 'trainee') wines are drawn from
a number of vineyard sites across the Mornington Peninsula. The latest
set of offerings under the 'Le Stagiaire' label maintains the high
standard set by previous releases. Needless to say, they represent
exceptional value for money.
It is rare that one can buy wines of such quality for less than $30 per
bottle. Indeed, when purchased in units of six bottles, you pay just $27
As both the wines featured in this offer have just been released they are
yet to be reviewed. Why wait for Halliday and his mates to garner them
with ludicrously high scores? Better to beat the point-chasers and have a
case or two at home ready to enjoy!
(RRP - $34 per bottle Offer price - $27 per bottle - $162
Bright cherry red in appearance. Alluring perfumed nose of plum
and dark cherry intermingled with notes of truffle, autumn leaves and
tilled earth. Dry, medium bodied, exceptional fruit intensity,
again the cherry/plum realm, with subtle spice adding complexity.
Is there a better sub-$30 Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir?
Armadale Cellars tasting note