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Curly Flat Chardonnay

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Curly Flat Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Straw-green; has more generosity than usual for Curly Flat at the time of its release, which is no bad thing, simply a fact. White peach, fig and cashew are all very evident, and so is the touch of citrus (linked to acidity) on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
96
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
An excellent, generous chardonnay in a fuller Burgundian mould that retains shape and elegance. Scented with spicy aromas of cumquat, quince, melon and grapefruit underpinned by nutty, spicy suggestions of ginger, cinnamon and creamy, leesy notes. It's long, supple and waxy, with a piercing, but restrained core of stonefruit, melon and citrusy flavour backed by mealy, savoury complexity, finishing with softness and a faint sappiness.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
95
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
The heights of Macedon infuse chardonnay with taut, fine, linear acidity, while building definition and concentration of grapefruit, white peach, wild honey and fig. It will pull together magnificently as it matures.
WINE100 2012
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright, gleaming quartz-green; a super-elegant wine that reflects its terroir in much the same way as riesling does, even though there are more winemaking inputs; grapefruit, apple, nectarine and mineral notes are the leaders, oak a vehicle and no more. Immaculately crafted.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
96
Louise Radman (2007 Vintage) says
A masterpiece of subtlety with pure lemony fruit & lovely delicacy. White almond meal complexity, crème caramel & baby powder softness.
94
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Delicious and fleshy, rich but not heavy, layered and silky flavour and texture.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
94
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; a high-quality wine that is at peace with its maker - and itself; the components are harmoniously balanced, yet are quite vocal, notably the white peach, grapefruit and nectarine flavours on the long palate
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
96
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A lovely wine with real focus; restrained aromas of lemon, nectarine and a lick of toasty oak; the palate is clearly defined, very long and extremely powerful on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
95
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Very attractive wine, with great balance, structure and mouthfeel; nectarine and citrus fruit are seamlessly integrated with quality oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
95
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
Cartoonist Michael Leunig has done a lot of good things in his time but helping to inspire this fabulous Macedon winery is right up there. In its short history, it has earned a reputation for stunning pinot and chardonnay, and this is one of the best yet. In France, they wouldn't let you look at a bottle this good for this money, let alone drink it. Wonderfully complex with the texture and length that characterises exceptional chardonnay.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
96
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Good colour; a very complex, funky/savoury bouquet leads into a powerful palate, again complex, and driving through to a long, haunting finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
95
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Vibrant yellow-green; the complex bouquet has tangy, bottle-developed, barrel-fermented inputs, but is still quite youthful overall; the tight, elegant palate marries citrus and honeydew with subtle oak. Most impressive.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
94

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