Curly Flat Chardonnay 2017


95 Points - James Halliday

Australia, VIC, Macedon Ranges
750mL
#White  #Chardonnay  #Curly Flat  #Victoria  #Macedon Ranges & Sunbury  

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95 Points - James Halliday


This has punch and weight in equal measure. Fuller-bodied with stone fruit, lemony tones, creamy and very moreish thanks to its restrained nutty/leesy flavours. There's complexity and a vibrancy to the acidity as it glides effortlessly to its long finish.


 - James Halliday


94 Points - Wine Front


 

"It feels tight and lean when you first open it; it blossoms as it breathes but of course extra time in bottle is what it really needs. Macedon wines don’t like to be rushed. White peach, citrus, hazelnut praline, a certain chalkiness, a suggestion of smoked bacon. It’s not a show pony but it’s going to be an absolute ripper in time."


 

- Wine Front


 

An aromatic nose of white stone fruit infused with fragrant lime blossom and fennel along with hints of struck match and wheatmeal which provide further complexity. Nectarine, white peach, and pear merge with grapefruit citrus, all lining up to be embraced by the cool charge of acidity. Subtle French oak and creamy lees provide both a savoury and textural frame for luxurious length. In unison, these elements form a palate of great vitality while maintaining tension and focus.


- Curly Flat