Curly Flat'The Curly'  Pinot Noir 2012 (750ml)

APPEARANCE
Garnet with earthen hues.

BOUQUET
Moderate lift, brooding with secondary characters of stems, sois bois, dried flowers & French oak spice all offer savoury support to the layers of red and black fruits, which appear mostly in berry form. Exotic & enticing.

PALATE
Medium plus in weight with lively acidity which provides great contrast to the mouthfilling, yet multilayered tannin structure that ranges from fine to firm. Complexing secondary characters again are prevalent, but only to serve as platform for the deep fruited core.

CELLARING SUGGESTIONS
This is a structured Pinot Noir that is destined for a long cellaring life. It will take years to show its full potential but it is starting from a solid foundation. We see an overall cellaring window of up until 2026, possibly beyond. Overall it’s an excellent example of vineyard expression met with great winery support. Please note upon release, 'The Curly' wines will only be available to our mailing list customers or at Cellar Door at Curly Flat.


 

REVIEWS

  • 2012 The Curly Pinot Noir
    Score: 95 Points
    Review by: Huon Hooke
    , www.huonhooke.com
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    "The colour is light and somewhat developed, and the appearance is almost thin. The bouquet is tremendously complex and far removed from a simple fruity pinot style. It's ethereal, in the best sense of the word. Perfumed and lovely, with pot-pourri, faded flowers nuances. It smacks of whole-bunch fermentation. The palate is likewise stylish, understated, ethereal and savoury, with succulence and charm in spadefuls. It makes a definite style statement: a lovely pinot." Drink 2015-2022
  • 2012 The Curly Pinot Noir wins Silver at Pinot Noir at Decanter Awards 2015
    Score: Silver
    Review by: Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
    , Decanter World Wine Awards
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    "Fresh hand breezy nose with savoury violets, spice and redcurrant. Fine and silky tannins on the palate with nice bright fruit flavour. A long spiced finish which in time will soften with great elegance."
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Closure
Screw Cap

Grape Variety
Pinot Noir

Growing Region
Macedon Ranges

% Alcohol
14.0

Maturation
20 months in 65% new French oak. 100% Whole bunch, unfined & unfiltered.

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