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Chardonnay February 09, 2016
2013 Curly Flat Chardonnay
Wine Rating
Curly Flat and Bindi are synonymous with the Macedon Ranges, with both producers crafting impeccable wines across a raft of varieties that has done a lot to cement the Macedon Ranges as one of Australia’s premier cool climate producing regions.

Curly Flat have a consistency of style that can been seen over the years with their Chardonnay, it is highlighted by oak and lees induced richness that is held in suspension by piercing acidity and pristine varietal fruit, the 2013 is no exception.

The 2013 sees a high proportion of new oak (52%) and has a portion that goes through malolactic fermentation (20%). The wine is matured in oak for 18 months prior to bottling, a luxury not afforded to many Australian Chardonnays.

A light yellow in colour, the nose has stone fruit, pear and understated butterscotch richness that leads to a palate that pairs citrus acidity against brioche, nectarine and wood spice. This is a complete and complex wine that is imminently approachable in it’s youth, but will cellar for many years to come.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2016 - 2022
Date Reviewed
10 06, 2015


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