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Saint Clair Premium Pinot Noir 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Deeply earthy and fairly darkly fruited on the nose with notes of cherry pie and raspberry accented by hints of tea and cola. This is lovely in the mouth, bright and zesty yet with a touch of roundness, though it still retain good clarity in the mouth. The red fruit flavors, recalling cranberry and strawberry, are framed with slight austere tannins that lend this a slightly chiseled feel in the mouth. The backend shows fine herbal and slightly salty mineral note through the gauze of raspberry fruit thats topped with just a hint of herbal stemminess. The finish is just a touch dry, refreshingly so with moderate length to the mineral driven dry red berry flavors that end with as burst of wood spice. Air allows the tannins to build a bit in the mouth, sucking some of the clarity here and adding more wood spice to the palate, but this is remains attractive. 87pts

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Saint Clair:
Architect Neal Charles Jones and Saint Clair's Chief Winemaker, Matt Thomson, combined their extensive experience to design Saint Clair Estate's new state of the art winery. Built for production from the 2006 harvest, the new winery is capable of crushing 300 tonnes of fruit per day. It features state of the art equipment including high-tec refrigeration control and monitoring software to furth... Read more
Architect Neal Charles Jones and Saint Clair's Chief Winemaker, Matt Thomson, combined their extensive experience to design Saint Clair Estate's new state of the art winery. Built for production from the 2006 harvest, the new winery is capable of crushing 300 tonnes of fruit per day. It features state of the art equipment including high-tec refrigeration control and monitoring software to further enhance the quality of Saint Clair award-winning wines. The major investment decision to develop Saint Clair's own winery facility is fueled by continued sales growth to 180,000 cases in 2005 and strong forward growth projections, particularly for the Saint Clair's award-winning Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs. The Riverland's Estate location was chosen as an ideal position for the new winery due to its central location, proximity to Saint Clair's main vineyards, and where there are adjoining facilities for bottling, storage, dispatch, power and effluent discharge. The winery boasts a large temperature controlled barrel hall for storage of up to 650 oak barriques. This new production facility aims to be extremely functional and will continue to be developed to meet the specific needs for Saint Clair's quality wine production. Saint Clair's Chief Winemaker, Matt Thomson, believes the new winery will further enhance the existing prestige quality record of the Saint Clair brand. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Saint Clair Premium Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,841
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 09/04/2013

Deeply earthy and fairly darkly fruited on the nose with notes of cherry pie and raspberry accented by hints of tea and cola. This is lovely in the mouth, bright and zesty yet with a touch of roundness, though it still retain good clarity in the mouth. The red fruit flavors, recalling cranberry and strawberry, are framed with slight austere tannins that lend this a slightly chiseled feel in the mouth. The backend shows fine herbal and slightly salty mineral note through the gauze of raspberry fruit thats topped with just a hint of herbal stemminess. The finish is just a touch dry, refreshingly so with moderate length to the mineral driven dry red berry flavors that end with as burst of wood spice. Air allows the tannins to build a bit in the mouth, sucking some of the clarity here and adding more wood spice to the palate, but this is remains attractive. 87pts


Member Reviews for Saint Clair Premium Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,841
4.40 5
Vintage: 2011 09/04/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
1.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/15/2011

I did not like this at all. It took all the standard traits of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (grapefruit, grass) and basically added red food coloring dye.


Snooth User: Ruski
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/04/2012

Have had numerous :) bottles of this wine during the last 6 months. I really enjoy (as does my wife) the ripe raspberry and blueberry (great Finnish forest berries by the way) character combined with a light/medium body for a very crisp and ripe overall freshness. Exceptional even for a NZ Pinot Noir. This is not a wine for everyone, but we really like it. Works well on its own or like today combined with pike-perch (kuha) and champagne sauce.

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External Reviews for Saint Clair Premium Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
01/10/2014

Red wine 2012 Saint Clair Pinot Noir with a volume of 75 cl from New Zealand Region Marlborough With the Grape: Pinot Noir


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

Red wine 2012 Saint Clair Pinot Noir with a volume of 75 cl from New Zealand Region Marlborough With the Grape: Pinot Noir Free Shipping Insurance


External Review
Vintage: 2008 03/23/2010

Pinot Noir is New Zealands fastest growing red variety in all markets. Saint Clairs current aim is to win gold medals from this variety. To date silver medals have been awarded in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Cuisine magazine and the Wine Advocate, USA have both also provided excellent quality reviews. Within the Premium Range the slightly simpler, approachable but very true to variety, Saint Clair Marlborough Pinot Noir provides excellent value for money and has a luscious medium-bodied Pinot Noir with a round, soft, full palate, well-balanced acidity, supple tannins and lingering flavours of blackberry and boysenberry. Neal and Judy Ibbotson were pioneers in the Marlborough wine industry, first planting vineyards in the valley's unique climate and soils in 1978 and then establishing Saint Clair Estate in 1994. They own and developed 100 hectares of vineyards in six different Marlborough locations chosen specifically for the attributes of their individual...


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Vintage: 2008 04/30/2010

Saint Clair Marlborough Pinot Noir 2008 and all other wine from Saint Clair are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from New Zealand and across the globe.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 03/16/2010

Saint Clair Marlborough Pinot Noir 2007 and all other wine from Saint Clair are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from WineDada.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from New Zealand and across the globe.



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