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2021 Clayvin SV5096 Pinot Noir


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This is our forth release of a Pinot Noir we’ve made from the esteemed Clayvin vineyard, it’s labelled under our SV5096 designation which recognises its organic certification and its special status as one of our SV wines. We feel very privileged to be allowed to have some fruit from this very special part of Marlborough’s history. The Clayvin Vineyard was first established, at the top of the Brancott Valley, in 1991 and was the first significant hillside vineyard in Marlborough. It is now under the careful custodianship of the Giesen family and is fully certified organic with BioGro NZ.

This SV5096 release will sit alongside our SV5182 wines from our home block to showcase what we can do with Pinot Noir from these two sites. We feel that this 2021 release showcases the best expression of the Clayvin vineyard and the stellar quality of the Pinot Noir from great vineyard sites in Marlborough.

Tasting Notes

This Pinot Noir exhibits a gorgeous perfumed fragrance of ripe raspberry and floral notes, with more brooding fruit and darker tones revealed underneath. The finely textured, silky tannins combine with vibrant flavours of ripe strawberries and omega plum with fantastic mid palate density. The palate carries onto more savoury and complex flavours and finishes with great line and length of finely grained supple tannin and well integrated oak. Bottled un-fined.

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Sam Kim – 99 Points
This is totally seductive on the nose, showing dark cherry, sweet raspberry, rich floral, game and warm spice aromas, followed by a richly textured palate offering exceptional drive and persistency. The oak is discreet and gorgeously infused, combined with layers of polished tannins, making the wine symphonic and seamlessly structured. A profound offering with density and power, yet with no hard edges, finishing magnificently long and flatteringly classy. At its best: 2025 to 2039

Bob Campbell MW – 96 points #3 of 64 2021 Pinot Noir from Marlborough.
Fragrantly aromatic pinot with attractive floral, raspberry, cherry, vanilla, and subtle spice flavours. Impressive density, power and length with an attractive core of fruit sweetness. Elegant wine that is delicious to drink now but should develop well with bottle age. 2023–2029

2019 Vintage 
Sam Kim – 98 Points
Bob Campbell MW – 96 points – #2 of 124 2019 Pinot Noir from Marlborough.
James Suckling’s Top 100 NZ, Nick Stock – 97 Points

2017 Vintage
Nick Stock – 97 points 
Cameron Douglas MS – 97 points  
Bob Campbell MW – 96 points – #2 of 125 2017 Pinot Noir from Marlborough. 




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