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Curly Flat Williams Crossing Pinot Noir

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Curly Flat Williams Crossing Pinot Noir

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
93
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
92
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Clear red; strong varietal expression, with red fruits set against complexing stem and tannin notes on the finish; very good length, likewise value.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
93
Angus Hughson (2007 Vintage) says
Great Pinot Noir is hard to find and almost impossible at this kind of price point. Yet again Philip has crafted a generous yet subtle wine characterised by seamless integration of fruit with fine grained tannins and bright acidity. Red cherry fruit is the dominant character but there is also some alluring floral, beetroot and spicy elements. In the mouth it is savoury and moreish finishing with a flourish of charming, complex fruit and silky tannins. Unfortunately this wine is very limited this year so this will be your only opportunity to buy the 2007 vintage.
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Retains bright hue with no browning; fragrant cherry aromas with an intriguing hint of peach lead into a light-bodied but vibrant and long palate. Great value.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
93
Angus Hughson (2006 Vintage) says
Check this wine out. It's a $25 Pinot Noir and 95 Points from Huon Hooke. While there are certainly better Pinots around, there is no better value. Phil Moraghan makes Williams Crossing through a simple barrel selection so that it always includes some superb parcels that don't quite live up to the top wine being thrown in the mix. A seductive, supple and complex Pinot with red cherry and raspberry fruit lifted by earth and spice.
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
Winemaker Phillip Moraghan makes all of his wine as if it's destined for the $45-plus range (under the Curly Flat label) and then classifies it later. It means that everything gets the Rolls-Royce (or Boeing Superliner) treatment. No wonder it's so damned good. Another excellent release. It tastes of stalks and dark cherries, cedar-smoke and mint, the aftertaste a touch bitter but the overall flavour deliciously appealing. It has just started to drink at its best.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
91
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A pleasant, light- to medium-bodied wine with clean fruit and clear varietal expression via black cherries; just a little simple.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
88
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
Curly Flat might not make many wines but what they do make, even their second label, they make really well. A few years ago, twenty bucks was about the kick-off point for a basic pinot. Could you have got a wine of this quality for the money then? As they say in the classics, 'Tell em they're dreamin.' So, contrary to all other evidence, there is progress. Delightful fragrance, bright berry fruit—a fab pinot at this price.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
90
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
Winemaker Phillip Moraghan makes all his wine as if it's destined for the $45 plus range, and then classifies it later. It means that everything gets the Rolls Royce (or Boeing superliner) treatment. No wonder the S20 range is so damned good. This wine took top honours at the 2007 Macedon Ranges Wine Show, beating off a raft of higher priced rivals. 2005 RELEASE I think it's called having your cake and eating it too. You can quaff this now, or keep it for a few years; either way it will be delicious. It's bursting with floral fragrance - but it's not just pretty, there's substance here too. Sap, cherries, stalks and chewy tannin. The price is frivolous, the flavour serious. I'm in. DRINK 2008-2012.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
92
Angus Hughson (2005 Vintage) says
Absolutely brilliant Pinot Noir and without doubt the best valued Pinot we have offered all year. This trophy winner from the Macedon Ranges Show has perfumed and layered red fruit flavours with an immaculate and beautifully textured palate
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Bright red-purple; fresh and lively red cherry, strawberry and plum flavours; long, fruit-driven finish. Delicious.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
93

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