GRASSHOPPER ROCK EARNSCLEUGH VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2015

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GRASSHOPPER ROCK EARNSCLEUGH VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2015 is available to buy in increments of 1
4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"Estate-grown in Alexandra, this is typically a wonderful buy. The graceful 2015 vintage (4.5*) is already delicious, but well worth cellaring. Matured in French oak barriques (28 per cent new), it is deep ruby, with rich, vibrant, plummy flavours, gentle tannins, savoury notes adding complexity, and an invitingly scented bouquet."
5 Stars & 19.0/20 Raymond Chan, March 2017 ​​(2015 Vintage)​
"Even, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full and voluminous with harmoniously melded aromas of dark-red cherries and berryfruit entwined with a layering of thyme herbs, unfolding nuances of liquorice and spices, and subtle suggestions of dark plums. The aromatics build in depth, intensity and concentration with aeration. Medium-fill bodied, the palate is well-proportioned with ripe fruit flavours of dark-red and black cherries with thyme herbs interwoven with spices and liquorice. The fruit richness is stylishly restrained, but possesses real depth and concentration, and is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction and balanced structure. The acidity is integrated and lends smooth drive and line, the wine carrying to a firmly bound, lingering finish. This is a rich, ripe, stylishly concentrated Pinot Noir with flavours of black cherries and thyme herbs, liquorice and spices on a fine-structured palate. This will develop over the next 6-8 years. Serve with lamb, beef and venison. Clones 5, 777, 115, Abel and 667, fully destemmed and fermented with inoculated and indigenous yeasts to 13.8% alc., the wine spending approx. 9 days on skins and aged 10 months in 28% new French oak barriques."​​
Joelle Thomson​ (2015 Vintage)
"This is an outstanding and ageworthy wine made from Grasshopper Rock’s Earnscleugh vineyard in Alexandra, which is devoted to one grape and one wine – Pinot Noir. The vineyard was established in 2003 by a group of Pinot loving friends and their wines can age for the long haul (10 years plus). The grapes in this wine were destemmed and fermented with a mix of yeasts, some wild, then aged for 10 months in oak; 28% of it new. Red fruit flavours are flattered by smoky notes and earthy overtones."


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