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LE GRAND CLOS PINOT NOIR 2019 VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer LE CLOS JORDANNE
This REPEAT 2019 release has a slightly forward very faintly ambering medium-deep red colour. The nose has significant ripe Damson plum fruit with maturing cassis-cherry-cranberry notes with some mineral-tinged, toastiness. Itís dry, medium bodied and quite well structured, faintly stewed, ripe, plum-cherry-cassis fruit that is followed up by a lingering, fairly complex, gently cedary finish. Fine mouthfeel texture suggests minimal filtration. After malolactic fermentation, it is aged in selected 3-year-old-air-dried French oak barrels (typically 25% new) for 20-22 months. It has 13% alcohol, 2 g/L residual sugar and 5.7 g/L total acidity with lot number L2106227H-19 on the lower part of the glass bottle which suggests a recent bottling date of June 22, 2021. Screwcap closure and not quite up to the previous tasting. CSPC 184564
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Art Can
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(91.5 points)
Ripe, Plum-Cherry-Cassis
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: This is from the heart of the Le Clos Jordanne vineyard, planted twenty years ago on a prime bench near the village of Jordan in Niagara. This is a solid, intense, structured pinot that bodes well for a long career. The oak is rather dominant for now with resin and spice but this should settle back with time. This colour is pale ruby garnet. The nose a bit reserved on opening but lifts with aeration, there is lovely red fruit between sour cherry and raspberry. It is medium weight, with a refined satiny mid-palate, firm acidity and good bones, then somewhat tannic and brittle finish. Excellent to outstanding length. Needs two to give five years to bloom and should please well into the early 2030s. Tasted November 2021. Score - 92 (David Lawrason, winealign.com, undated) Price $ 44.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 21, 2022
Cases bought 175 (6 bottles per case)

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