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Curly-Flat-Chardonnay-2016
Chardonnay February 07, 2020
2018 Curly Flat Chardonnay
Wine Rating 
 
96

Curly Flat have been producing some of the best wines in the Macedon Ranges for a number of years, however in 2017 Matt Harrop took over as Chief Winemaker and has set the path to lift the label even higher, pushing further into the top echelon of cool climate producers in Australia.

2018 was a good year for the Macedon Ranges with quality and yield generally achieved across the board, what is immediately evident with the 2018 release is the concentration of fruit; the sheer power of the wine is quite remarkable but held in balance by the vanillin impact of new oak and the mineral acidity that the region is known for.

To get specific the nose focuses on white peach and nectarine with cashew oak and flinty top notes; the palate unfolds with stone fruits atop a lithe line of acidity and white grapefruit and lemon pith giving texture on the mid palate. The finish enjoys the impact of oak that leaves a lingering richness.

The wine will be drinking even better in years to come.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2020 - 2028
Date Reviewed
02 04, 2020

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