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PAUL CLUVER ESTATE PINOT NOIR 2017 WO Elgin
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer PAUL CLUVER
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Here is a sensational, ripe, absolutely delicious Pinot Noir that will please the most discerning of fans. Medium-deep red colour with a faint hint of amber on the edge. Lovely, ripe, rounded, warm pum-black-cherry-raspberry nose with hints of buttered toast and violets. Dry, medium bodied, well balanced, bright, gently complex, toasty, ripe, plummy-black-cherry-cassis flavours that go on and on with a slightly grippy, lingering, tangy, burnt toast finish. This blend of four Burgundian clones undergoes malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels - 32% new wood with the balance being second, third and fourth year. It also ages with its lees for 11 months and has 13.5% alcohol and has 2.4 g/L residual sugar with lot number L18101 on the back label and 35017 on the lower part of the glass bottle. NEW in Vintages. CSPC 570945
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hob Com
Country South Africa
Region
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Dense, Bright, Ripe, Cherry-Cassis
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Only Burgundian clones (667, 777, 113 and 115) are used to make this delightful mid-range Pinot Noir from Elgin's leading exponent of the grape. Savoury, dense and refreshing, it has aromatic oak, textured tannins and a core of sweet red cherry and raspberry fruit. 2019-24. Score - 93 (Tim Atkin, MW, timatkin.com, South Africa Special Report 2018) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - July 11, 2020
Cases bought 19 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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