It’s the sternest, crunchiest, most brooding Curly Flat Pinot Noir I can recall. It’s routinely a wine of heft, and cellar-worthiness, but this release is a rock. Tannin, acid, fruit and oak all combine to powerful effect. It’s simultaneously slippery smooth, creamy in fact, and surly; it’s like an approaching cold front: beautiful, intense, intimidating. We have spice, alpine herbs, orange rind and stewed black cherries. We have acidity forming a clear stream. We have sets of tannin. This is a monty for the cellar. Drink till 2028+ 95 Points. - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
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.