Curly Flat Pinot Noir

2009 presented more than its share of challenges across Victoria, but high in the Macedon Ranges, it seems Curly Flat escaped unscathed. This is a pinot of restrained elegance, with a perfumed lift of rose hip and a core of bright red cherries. There are notes of brambles and a touch of French oak wood spice, which could use some years in the cellar to integrate. Firm, fine tannins, excellent fruit length and a robust Stelvin WAK closure guarantee that it will go the distance. $45 at WineBizz.