2008 Curly Flat Pinot Noir – complex, aromatic Pinot despite the hot vintage.

Curly Flat have produced a stunning 2008 Pinot Noir relatively low in alcohol .. despite the hot vintage that was 2008.   Winemaker Phil Moraghan puts it down to his biodynamic practices and the vines “self regulating”.   Here’s the tasting notes: “Full ruby, with transparency. Sparkling, bright and lively.  A generous, complex and seductive bouquet, showing strong aromatics. There are both red and black fruits – red and black cherry, plums.  Lots of secondary characters – dried flowers, chocolate, some white pepper and other spices; earthy, toasty oak, hint of tobacco and cigar box.  Speaks of Pinot Noir and place.  Medium plus palate weight, with dancing acidity, lots of fine powdery tannins and savoury fruit.  The complexity of the bouquet flows through into the palate, supported by integrated oak, to give a long, lingering finish.    A complex aromatic Pinot Noir with loads of primary and secondary layers. While drinking well now, the components are still integrating and developing further, thus will benefit from further time in bottle.  A wine with fine acid, well suited to food. Cellaring:  Eight to ten years, probably more.”