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LE GRAND CLOS PINOT NOIR 2018 VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer LE CLOS JORDANNE
Assessed from a bottle provided by the winery. A lot of more effort went into this second new release of Arterraís resurrected Le Clos Jordanne. I totally unimpressed with the 2017 (a mere 88.5-points), This 2018 is another matter! In fact, itís much better than what was released from 2008 to 2011 when it was priced at $70 to $75! it has a slightly forward very faintly ambering medium-deep red colour. The nose exudes ripe Damson plum, cassis, cherry and cranberry with just the right touch of mineral-tinged, toastiness. Itís dry, medium to medium-full bodied and very well structured with classy, harmonious, still slightly edgy, perfectly ripe, plum-cherry-cassis (Pommard-inspired) fruit that is followed up by a long, lingering, finish. Great mouthfeel suggests minimal filtration. It has 13.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar. Screwcap closure. Buy a case and lay it away for that special occasion. CSPC 184564
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Art Can
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***/***+(95 points)
Classic Fruit, Balance, Structure
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: This is the second vintage of this Pinot since Le Clos Jordanne was relaunched following the 2012 shutdown. From Thomas Bachelder, this single-vineyard Ontario Pinot will evoke notions of Burgundy with its purity, intensity and refined minerality. Expect a lithe, ripe wine of superb quality. Price $ 44.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 28, 2020
Cases bought 175 (6 bottles per case)

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

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