GIESEN SINGLE VINEYARD CLAYVIN PINOT NOIR 2013
GIESEN SINGLE VINEYARD CLAYVIN PINOT NOIR 2013
Highly awarded, highly reviewed, from arguably New Zealand's best Pinot Noir vineyard
- Product Code: 4278
- Country: New Zealand
- Region: Marlborough
- Sub Region: Southern Valleys
- Style: Red
- Variety: Pinot Noir
- Closure: Screw Cap
- Special Feature: Organic
- Unit: Each
- Volume: 750ml
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
Gold Medal - World Sommelier Wine Awards 2018
Blue Gold & Top 100 - Sydney International Wine Show 2016
From the famous Clayvin vineyard, a living tribute to Marlborough’s viticultural history, comes this outstanding Pinot Noir. Established in 1993, Clayvin Vineyard was Marlborough’s first significant hillside vineyard. It is North facing, has high density planting and is farmed organically. It is world renown for producing some of New Zealand's very best Pinot Noir. This is one of them. There are so many top notch reviews for this wine, read on and salivate....
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2013 Vintage)
"Deep ruby, the beautiful 2013 vintage is sweet-fruited and concentrated, with impressive structure and harmony. Powerful, dense and silky, it has lovely flow across the palate, with a lingering finish."
5 Stars & 96/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2017 (2013 Vintage)
"From this famed vineyard at high density planting (about 8,000 vines/ha), the vines were crop-thinned to minuscule 1 kg/vine. Glorious aromas of dark fruit, game, black olive and truffle lead to a powerful yet graceful palate that is seamless and expansive. The wine exhibits awesome presence on the palate with rich mouthfeel and loads of fine, grainy tannins. Bold and stylish, and finishes extremely long. At its best: now to 2025."
5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2013 Vintage)
"Intense, structured pinot noir, with an interesting mix of fruit (plum, cherry, violet) with savoury (subtle fresh herbs, mineral and spicy oak) flavours. The wine is rather closed now but has excellent cellaring potential."
5 Stars Yvonne Lorkin, March 2018 (2013 Vintage)
"Fact. Clayvin is the most famous pinot noir vineyard in the country and it’s now lovingly looked after by Marcel Giesen. Perfumed with red rose, fresh-cut tamarillo, red cherry, wild-grown herbs and a hint of pepper, this is sultry elegance personified. The feeling I get tasting this wine is very similar to how I feel looking at pictures of a 22 year old Elvis Presley in his army uniform. All shook up."
5 Stars Winestate (2013 Vintage)
"2013 Vintage: This beautiful wine went straight to a five-star rating on all of the judges’ score-sheets. Deep ruby, it is sweet-fruited and concentrated, with impressive structure and harmony. Powerful, dense, silky and lingering, with lovely flow across the palate, it was praised by one panellist as ‘great!’"
96/100 James Suckling (2013 Vintage)
"A brambly and perfumed wine that has plenty of sappy red cherries and spices. It's full of fragrances and sweet-berry perfumes, not to mention a little touch of rose petals. Crisp tannins come into play from the get-go on the palate, heralding flavours of raspberries and red cherries. A beautifully defined, long and balanced style. Majestic structure and a deep and focused finish. Best from 2018 and up to 2025."
91+/100 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2013 Vintage)
"Pale to medium ruby-purple coloured, the 2013 Single Vineyard Selection Clayvin Pinot Noir has an earthy, garrigue and damp soil laced nose over a core of wild strawberries and red cherries and a pretty waft of jasmine. It has a restrained, earthy, somewhat mineral / iron ore character in the mouth with good intensity and a structured foundation, finishing with great length. It seems to have the stuffing for further development and I'd certainly like to cellar this for 5-6 years+ and come back to it again!"
91/100 & Expert's Choice, Decanter UK (2013 Vintage)
Writing in the Expert's Choice section of Decanter magazine (June 2015), Peter McCombie MW notes that in Marlborough 'we are seeing wines with more substantial structure'. The Clayvin Pinot Noir produced in the historical Marlborough vineyard is of the same name is described as: "Bursting with black cherry, baked tamarillo, vanilla and spice aromas; sweetly fruity and quite substantial on the palate, with firm grip and juicy acidity. Will improve."
4 Stars Cuisine Pinot Noir Tasting 2015 (2013 Vintage)
"From a storeyed Marlborough pinot vineyard that was planted back in 1990 comes this dark, tar and rose rendition. The oak has not been spared, a discussion point for the panel, but behind it is a concentrated, beguiling core of fruit. Have it with a beef bourguignon."