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Blue/Gold Award - Sydney International Wine Show

The 2015 Mud House Claim 431 Pinot Noir was awarded a Blue/Gold at the Sydney International Wine Show, 2017.   Uniquely judged alongside a food match, this year the Pinot Noirs were matched with a Duck Breast and Pumpkin mash dish created by celebrity Chef Michael Manners.

Judge's comments:

 
Kym Milne
Ripe, complex, slightly earthy note. Some ok fruit, a bit firm and dryish. Hot alcohol finish. Slightly dry and hot with the food.

Warren Gibson
Lifted and attractive. Forest floor. Some greener notes. Quite firm. Attractive, rich wine with the duck dish. Complex and savoury. 

Jo Burzynska
Subdued nose. Fairly closed dark fruit palate with notes of roasted spice. Quite a bit of fruit weight, with a subtly that works with the food.

Eugene Mlynczyk
Med to med+ ruby. Fairly fragrant red cherry and earthy, herbal notes. Drying tannins but moderate quantity. Rather feminine in context, with a med to long, fruity finish which is enhanced by dishes such as duck and lightly sauced lamb.

Sue Bastian
Mid cherry red, delicate red fruits, Turkish delight hints, good fruit weight, and length, more fruit forward style. The rich more developed style wine matches the food very nicely.

Mark Robertson
Medium weight colour. Waxy earthy aroma. Quite savoury and liquorice . Palate is forthright and tannic - in savoury graphite mould and works pretty well. Nicely weighted and grippy - helps with length. With Food - sweet fruit and higher levels of tannin put this more in the dry red spectrum than truly elegant Pinot. Aniseed simplicity and a little short/hot ultimately to work.