Ten Minutes By Tractor
Ten Minutes By Tractor is the convergence of a series of journeys that began over 30 years ago, a series of individual threads that fortuitously came together over time to create what exists today. The first component was put in place when, in 1982, Richard McIntyre purchased the land that was to become Moorooduc Estate and began his own wine voyage of discovery, a voyage that was to intersect with Ten Minutes By Tractor when, already with over a decade of winemaking experience, he made their first experimental wines in 1999 and the first commercial release the following year.
Entry is bright and brisk, and only towards the mid-palate does the wine’s true density become apparent. This seems simply packed with fruit, red and black berries mostly, that flood the tongue with flavour before flowing to an increasingly savoury after palate that also shows dry, loose-knit tannins. The finish is darkly fruited and vibrant.
Perfect with roast breast and confit leg of pigeon with a cherry reduction.
Robert Pauker, Wine Advocate, 2019: 93/1002 points.