Curly Flat Pinot Noir 2012

APPEARANCE
Ruby red, youthfully bright and clear.

BOUQUET
A complex nose with many layers. Floral aromatics of violets & lavender merge with red fruits ranging from wild strawberry to Satsuma plum. The entrancing spectrum then runs into more savoury territory of game meats and earthen richness, framed by alluring oak spice.

PALATE
Persistent cherry fruit diffuses into a red fruited glow that is elegantly framed by tones of autumnal undergrowth and dark chocolate. With an ambient, yet voluminous mouthfeel, firm velvety tannins coordinate with good acidity, providing high definition to the overall complexity.

CELLARING SUGGESTIONS
At once dense, yet delicate, lithe, but luxurious. While youthful now, this wine is imbued with a great frame for bottle age suggestive that it will be a joy at every stage over the next 12+ years. In comparison to past vintages, it has the punch of our 2006 but with the sophistication reminiscent of the 2010.

 

REVIEWS

  • 2012 Curly Flat Pinot Noir
    Score: 95
    Review by: Campbell Mattinson
    , The Wine Front
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    "An outstanding release from Curly Flat. Silken, highly aromatic, has fruit depth and yet it’s light on its feet, racy almost, and correspondingly lengthy. This is a Curly Flat Pinot Noir for the true believers. Fleshy, succulent, deep, smooth and spicy. A standout."  95 Points - drinking 2015 - 2023+
  • Curly Flat 2012 Pinot Noir
    Score: 96 Points
    Review by: James Halliday
    , James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine
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    “Estate-grown; open-fermented, 4% whole bunches, three-day cold soak, wild yeast, 20 days on skins, French oak (25% new) for 20 months. The bright crimson colour and fragrant bouquet lead into a supple, full-flavoured (cherry/plum/spice) palate with immaculate length and balance. Will stand tall against its forebears.” 96 Points  -  James Halliday (Wine Companion Magazine)  
  • Curly Flat 2012 Pinot Noir
    Score: 95 Points
    Review by: Huon Hooke
    , http://www.huonhooke.com
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    “Medium light red colour, with a merest trace of purple. The bouquet is sappy, spicy & rose petal scented. Quite complex & inviting. A delicious wine with lots of fruit sweetness & charm. Clean & fragrant, light to medium-bodied, but intense & stylish. There's a sneaky, surprising richness that builds towards the back of the palate. Totally yum.” 95 Points (Huon Hooke - www.huonhooke.com) 2014 - 2021  

Other Vintages
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Closure
Screw Cap

Winemaker
The vineyard, the season & the team!

Grape Variety
Pinot Noir

Date Bottled
March 2014

% Alcohol
14.2

Maturation
100% French Oak. 22 Months on lees.

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