Such brightness and perfume here! Blueberry fruit, blackberry cordial, blackcurrant fruit gummies, white pepper and baking spice on the nose. The palate is elegant and silken, with the sweet and savoury elements gently sparring for attention. Impeccably balanced, with fresh, lifted acidity. Certainly a Syrah rather than Shiraz, and distinctly cool climate as befits a wine from the Yarra. So tasty!
The real beauty of Distant Noises though? It's the price! Tom has set himself the challenge of making premium Mornington Peninsula wine at a price that you rarely see for wines from this region. Why, in this venal old world, would he do that? Because he wants to. He's achieved pretty much everything else there is to achieve in wine. He's reached the summit several times over. Distant Noise is his chance to do that rare thing of making a cracking wine that is accessible to many, that gives as many people as possible the pleasure of the wines he makes.