Sea breeze scents introduce the restrained, yet focused nose. Lemon curd, white peach, fresh roasted cashew with perfumed oak providing a sublime frame of cream and spice to the fruit.
An initially creamy, mealy palate lays solid stage for the characters of lime, lemon blossom and white peach. Finely spun texture and mineral acid ignite a luxuriously long palate line that pronounces the longevity of this wine. Great balance.
While enjoyment can be found now, the real rewards will come with cellaring, as a future of 12 – 15 years is assured such is its power and length.
"Whenever I see the word latent I often think of latex. That’s what happens when you’ve associated with GW for too long.
Latent power. A Curly Flat signature. There’s a deep pool of fruit sitting deep in the palate, not drowning, not waving, just resting there, waiting for time to pull back the covers. Spicy/creamy oak, lemon curd, grapefruit and white peach, a sheet of sweet cedarwood tucked neatly about it all. This is chardonnay in straw-coloured guise, and yet it feels young; the real evolve is still ahead of us. It will come. It will be worth the wait. Oh the texture and the length." Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front
Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : May17