Curly Flat 'The Curly' Chardonnay 2012 750ml

APPEARANCE
Mid golden yellow

BOUQUET
Initial scents of sea spray, fresh toast & struck match fuse with citrus fruits mainly lemon, lime along with hints of grapefruit. Lemon & apple blossom provide ethereal high points. A nose that merges power with grace, as French oak lends a regal polish to the fruit.

PALATE
The immediately rich, creamy yet finely textured mouthfeel creates a luxurious platform for the lemon zest citrus and fresh cut stone fruits to pulse forward along a wave of glistening cool climate acidity.

CELLARING SUGGESTIONS
An intense expression of cool climate Chardonnay. Definitely has the Curly Flat frame, but wearing different clothes..and it works. Expect the full journey in the cellar here over 10+ years.

 

REVIEWS

  • 2012 'The Curly' Chardonnay
    Score: 95 Points
    Review by: Ralph Kyte-Powell
    , The Age, Epicure
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    “A rich Macedon Ranges chardonnay offering stone fruit, grapefruit and cashew aromas, dressed in smoky complexities. It has a lush palate that grows through an ultra-long finish.” 95pts - Ralph Kyte Powell, The Age April 2015  
  • 2012 The Curly Chardonnay
    Score: 97 Points
    Review by: James Halliday
    , Australian Wine Companion 2016
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    "The initial fruit selection has some bearing, but the main differences from the varietal wine are 100% new oak, and 85% mlf (taking acidity down from 9.1g/l at harvest to 6.8g/l in the bottle). Pale green-straw; as fresh as a daisy, with delicious white peach and grapefruit flavours that have made light work of the 100% new oak; its length (in particular) and balance are perfect." 97 Points - Drink to 2030 (Rated as exceptional value)
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Closure
Screw Cap

Winemaker
Phil Moraghan

Grape Variety
Chardonnay

Growing Region
Macedon Ranges

% Alcohol
14.0

Maturation
18 months in 100% new 350 litre French oak barrels

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