Hoddles Creek Estate Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

One of the best pinots anywhere under $20, this is a beautiful expression of a great vineyard, seamlessly crafted with a lot of love. No expense has been spared, with all the care of pre- and post-fermentation maceration, some natural fermentation and 11 months maturation in one-third new barrels. Hoddles Creek fans will love this vintage, a wine of pristine character and Upper Yarra restraint, with rose bud and red cherries complemented by notes of brambles, structured with finely textured tannins and bright acidity. $19 at No Frills Wine, Wine List Australia, Cellar Vie and Aussie Wines.