Grown and made with the intricacy and precision that has always marked this Macedon Ranges vineyard. Five clones, 17% whole bunch, wild ferment, 27 days on skins; 20 months in French oak (32% new). Excellent hue and clarity. Glorious bouquet with a riot of spices, red fruits and forest notes; the palate has exceptional structure – the fruit/oak/tannin trilogy is perfect. 96 points. – James Halliday.
It’s a dry, measured, slightly savoury version of Curly Flat Pinot Noir. There’s volume and power to the mid palate but the characterisation is found moreso in the wine’s spicy, autumnal highlights – combined with trademark velvety texture. Undergrowth; a little. Oak; yes, but more texture than flavour. It’s a cerebral release; its best days are ahead of it. 93+ points. – Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front.