Easily the most embryonic Curly Chard I’ve had in some time, with this Curly Flat Chardonnay 2018 looking definitively cool climate.
Caramel nougat over a palate that is tighter, leaner, snap crackle and poppier. It wants to be rich, honeyed, banana cream pie juice, but the acid won’t let it. For the moment, that makes for a wine of 9/10ths though when it comes out, this promises much.
Best drinking: don’t drink it yet as it doesn’t feel cohesive. From next year and likely for up to a decade at this rate. 17.7/20, 92/100+. 13.3%, $46. Curly Flat website. Would I buy it? A glass now, more later.