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VILLAGE PINOT NOIR 2019 VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer LE CLOS JORDANNE
This is one of the most impressive and least expensive Le Clos Jordan village releases that I have tasted. Fairly deep garnet red colour. Very bright, slightly spicy, perfumed, ripe, plum-cherry-cassis nose with some rather prominent refined cedar notes. Dry, medium bodied, nicely structured, quite complex, fairly tangy, slightly spicy, intense, ripe, mothfilling, plum-cherry-mulberry-cassis flavours with a crisp, slightly spicy, lingering, cedary finish. After full malolactic the wine is aged for 20 months in premium French oak barrels (20% new) with staves that have been air dried for three years (an expensive process that reduces wood tannins and eliminates any sappy tones). It has 13% alcohol, 1 g/L residual sugar and 5.5 g/L total acidity with lot number L210611 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Bottled on June 11, 2021, it comes with a screwcap closure. CSPC 33894
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Art Can
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(92 points)
Complex, Well Structured, Bright, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: The Pinot Noir is a blend of declassified Le Clos barrels and Claystone Vineyard, so entirely in the Twenty Mile Bench sub-app but still labeled \"Niagara Peninsula\" in case Bachelder blends in Talon Ridge fruit in future bottlings. The Pinot sees about 19 months in carefully curated French oak barrels. There is this gorgeous perfumed note in both the Chard and Pinot, so I have to assume it is part of the terroir of the Le Clos Vineyard. It adds such a beautiful dimension to both wines. In this Pinot, it complements the dark cherries, forest berries, or mulberries, as Bachelder notes, brambly raspberries, cedar plank, a mineral edge and some meaty/spicy accents. It is silky on the palate with medium+ tannins and structure, and profiles as a rich and gamy/savoury Pinot Noir with dark cherries, wild raspberries, elegant spice notes, chalky minerality and subtle cassis with a finessed and long, long finish. This will benefit from some cellaring, say 5+ years. Can't wait to see where this $25 Pinot Noir will go. Great job on both wines. Score - 93 (Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com, July 9, 2021) Price $ 24.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 16, 2022
Cases bought 175 (6 bottles per case)

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