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2019 Curly Flat Pinot Noir

Macedon Ranges, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$59. 99 Bottle
$719.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2021-2029)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Matured for 16 months in French oak (22% new) with 22% whole bunch fruit included in the ferment. Deep dark red black tinged colour displaying excellent depth with a dark red purple hue. Nosing offers up a fragrant bouquet of delicate violets, dark cherries, strawberries and hints of anise which mix with spicy vanillin cedar, dried herb and forest floor notes. Light to medium weight the palate possesses richness, flesh and power delivering a combination of dark cherry and strawberry fruits which are supple on entry and expansive. Notions of anise, forest floor, spicy cedar and subtle dried herbs then chime in on the back half. Showing an underlying sturdiness are fine grained tannins. Concludes long and polished.
Drink over the next 6-8 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews….
Curly Flat has made its name on powerfully-built examples of the variety, fruit often matched step-by-step by oak. There’s cedary oak here but it’s been dialled back while, at the same time, tannin has been dialled up. This wine has fruit but it also has a great emphasis on structure. It’s not chunky, it’s chalky and dry, effectively mineral, almost quartz-like. It brings gravitas to the Curly Flat equation. I looked at this wine over the course of 24 hours and every time I did my score on it went up. Drink 2022-2029+
95 points
Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front

An impressive 2019 from Curly Flat with a spectrum of ripe red and dark-cherry aromas and trademark, sappy and spicy notes, too. The palate is delivered as a succulent and velvety array of ripe tannin that carries concentrated cherry fruit flavor. Intense and mouth-filling finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
96 points