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Clos Henri - Le Petit Clos Pinot Noir 2016

Information

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Wine Region: Marlborough
  • Wine Maker: Damien Yvon
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Now - 2019
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 88 (2015) WS: 89 (2014) JS: 91 (2016) WE: 89 (2015) D: 89 (2013) RC: 16.5 (2009)

Wine tasting notes

Chocolaty nose, deep black fruit and subtle smoky aromas. The mouth follows with luscious fruit with freshness and lithe tannins. A wine made to enjoy! Ageing Potential: 2-3 years.

Winery Information

Clos Henri

Nestled under the southern foothills of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, Clos Henri is the wine estate meticulously established and organically run by the famous Sancerre winegrowing family of Henri Bourgeois. To discover unique terroir and new winemaking perspectives, the Bourgeois family embarked on a 12 year world search for a new slice of land, similar to their own in Sancerre, France, where ultra-premium Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir could be grown. In the year 2000, New Zealand.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015)88 pts

May 2017 - Reviewer : Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Pale to medium ruby colored, the 2015 Petit Clos Pinot Noir offers up notions of mulberries and red currants with hints of underbrush, tar and dried Provence herbs. Medium-bodied with mouth-filling red berry and earthy flavors, it has firm, chewy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with lingering savory notes.

Wine Spectator (2014)89 pts

Floral and fragrant, this offers a mix of dried lavender and rose petal nuances that give way to a core of juicy, bright wild strawberry and cherry flavors. Velvety tannins provide just the right amount of traction, with black tea and spice notes on the finish.

James Suckling (2016)91 pts

A reductively styled pinot noir with plenty of raspberry fruit, ferment-derived meatiness and wild herbal notes on offer. The palate delivers a neat array of fresh and crunchy red fruit flavors. Nice and juicy. Good length and plenty of acidity. Drink now. Screw cap.

Wine Enthusiast (2015)89 pts

For a wine made from young-vine fruit, this is reasonably concentrated and structured. Ample tannins support black-cherry and mocha flavors, then finish long and dusty in texture.

Decanter (2013)89 pts

With aeration there is attractive, quite ripe red fruit, while the palate offers raspberry confit; medium weight, refreshing acidity, fine tannins and a hint of oak.

Raymond Chan (2009)16.5 pts

Young vine Pinot Noir fermented to 13.6% alc. and macerated in large French oak foudre. Bright, light ruby red with purple hues, this has a robust nose of ripe dark berries, cut hay and a rustic earthiness. On palate, there is plenty of sweet, dark berry and plum fruit alongside spices and earth. The wine has a juiciness from the fresh acidity and plenty of tannin grip carrying through to the finish. A fruity, robust red to match with Middle Eastern cuisine, pastas and poultry over the next 3-4 years.

Vinification Notes

Estate grown, young vines of Clos Henri Vineyard. With early shoot thinning and positioning, focus on the canopy management, green harvest and careful hand harvest. We aim to harvest the fruit at optimum ripeness - defined by soft ripe tannins, fresh fruit and good level of acidity. This wine is fermented and macerated in stainless steel tanks to maintain the fruit aromas. However, to enrich the structure and gain in complexity, 9% is aged in new French oak barrels. This fine balance between the fruit and the oak enables to soften the tannins as well as develop a vibrant and charismatic Pinot Noir.