Unmistakably Pinot Noir. The full spectrum of the Pinot Noir profile is on offer here as earthy, briary tones intersperse with fresh red and black summer berries and straps of red liquorice. Darker notes of black cherries and charred meats then appear, providing a firm stage for all these ethereal notes to play out upon. All this merges seamlessly with interplay of spicy tones which are not only derived by balanced oak inputs but also via subtle whole bunch stem inclusion. With an initially medium plus weight the palate is immediately mouth filling with texture, then sweeps sharply into focus as a flood of primary and secondary characters glide upon a graceful, yet driving, acid line coupled with fine tannin support. The passage all the while gains momentum towards a finish that persists and returns in waves.
Deepish dark red colour with a tint of purple and a rich spicy, 'forest floor' and dark-cherry bouquet, subtly tinged with char-oak. The wine is full-bodied and strongly built, with voluminous flavour, serious tannin structure and plenty of grip. An impressive pinot of impressive weight, flesh and density, which promises to age superbly. Drink 2022–2034.
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.
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