“Duck Sit?”

“Duckmasters Roy Moorfield and Ron Leslie with Darryl May (r)

At Melbourne’s Bamboo House on Monday 27 May at what was rescheduled as a stationary Duck Crawl.  To accompany a magnificent array of duck inspired dishes were some great Pinots:  2009 Hospices de Beaune cuvee Nicholas Rolin; 2010 Farrside by Farr; 2009 Louis Max Morey St Denis Cru les Chaffots; 2009 Bass Phillip Premium 2010; 1999 Providence Miguet Reserve, and starting off with 2011 Pascale Juliuet Rose, Sancerre. The vote was with Provdence’s 1999 Miguet Reserve – still alive, vital and vibrant after 14 years.  This was the wine that scooped the pool at the Tasmanian Wine Show in 2001, winning Best Pinot Noir and Wine of Show trophies.  Judges Halliday and Hooke.

Some of the Pinots in the line-up chosen by Roy and Ron


About Rusty Cook

Born Bushey Herts UK in 1945. Migrated to Australia 1949. Schooled in Launceston Tas. Served in the RAAF 1963-1986 initially as an instrument mechanic, graduating from 64 pilots course in 1968. Service in Vietnam 1971. Graduate: Navy Staff College in 1984. Retired as Wing Commander 1986. Graduate: Charles Sturt University 1987 with BAppSc (Wine Science). A decade of wine politics 1987 - 2007 including state president (Tas) and national vice-president of the Winemakers Federation of Australia. State services member: Veterans Review Board 1991 - 2015 and chairman of Life Education Tasmania Inc 2007 - 2013. Passionate about wine; keen trekker in PNG; military history.
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