Saturday, April 12, 2014

Paul Cluver Estate Pinot Noir 2007 90 Points

It is always intriguing to see Pinot Noir evolutions from a well respected and established producer, especially considering 2007 vintage across South Africa can best be qualified as above average,yet quality driven estate such as Paul Cluver, always have a trick up their shoulders and this is showing a subtle yet confident development with garnet and brown reflections towards the rim, layered bouquet, showing aged character, nevertheless still perfumed, good fruit concentration on softly textured mouth feels, delicate and fresh, probably at peak now, yet will easily remain on this plateau for up to 3+ years from now

Alcohol: Moderate | 13 %abv

Origin: Elgin

Notes: preserved Morello cherries |plum | strawberries | wild mushrooms | Darjeeling tea

Ideal drinking occasions: seared trout with teriyaki sauce and spring onions

Serve with: seared salmon with sesame dressing

Drink: now until 2017+