Vibrant, bright, light gold with hints of green straw.
Complex bouquet – shows both the citrus characters of ripe, blood orange/pink grapefruit, together with some slightly herbal, cashew/nutty, mealy and lees characters, with subtle oak residing in the background. Complexity shows further layers with slight briny/oyster shell and struck match tones. A heady bouquet that is complex and powerful!
Solid weight, yet only 12.8%, with generous sweet fruit up front, together with lots of natural acidity. This grows along the palate line; textured mouth feel; solid acidity, balanced with the ample juicy primary fruit. Seamless line and length, already exhibiting a long finish.
As with prior Curly Flat Chardonnays, defined by its origins - young but complex, layered, textured; solid structure, yet it has relatively low alcohol (12.8%) It will build further complexity with time in bottle. Generous fruit allows for early drinking, but will age for many years. Probably peaking about 2016.
While not available for single purchase, the 08 Chardonnay is available, along with the 09 & 10 vintages, in the current three bottle Curly Flat Chardonnay History Pack.