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GRASSHOPPER ROCK EARNSCLEUGH VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2015

5 Stars Bob Campbell MW
95 Points
5 Stars Raymond Chan
Staff Pick
Value Pick

5 Stars Raymond Chan

“Rch, ripe, stylishly concentrated Pinot Noir”

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.8%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

$36.99 $30.99 elsewhere $36.99

Regions : Central Otago

5 Stars Raymond Chan

“Rch, ripe, stylishly concentrated Pinot Noir”

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5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, August 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"Aromatic with juicy cherry, plum, mineral and spice flavours. A backbone of fine, ripe tannins perfectly supports subtle fruit. Elegant, supple wine with cellaring potential."


93/100 Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front,July 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"This 2015 is tasty. It hits you with its concentration of fruit. This is immediately impressive. Plum, blood orange, black cherry, foresty notes and spice. It’s juicy, sizeable, perfumed and well shaped. Cocoa-like notes, infused with more of that orange-essence like character, develop as the wine breathes. It’s delicious. And frisky. The flavours and scents bursting from its skin. "


4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"Estate-grown in Alexandra, this is typically a wonderful buy. The graceful 2015 vintage 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."


90+/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2016 (2015 Vintage)
"Medium garnet-purple in colour, the 2015 Earnscleugh Vineyard Pinot Noir gives fragrant notes of crushed red and black cherries, red currants and wild thyme with a hint of violets. Medium-bodied, it has a great core of expressive red berry flavors supported by grainy tannins and refreshing acid, finishing with a pleasant herbal lift."

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