Hoddles Creek Estate Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

Is this the best sub-$20 pinot of the moment? Yes. Just don’t drink it yet. Its hue is impressively lively, a vibrant, medium purple-red. Pristine purity of red berry and red cherry fruit of cool, high, Upper Yarra elegance is charged with an energising line of lively acidity and a finely textured backbone of well-crafted tannins. It has energy, elegance and coiled potential, promising a grand future. $18 at Edinburgh Cellars.