Paul Cluver Village Pinot Noir 2013

January 16, 2014
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 0 Comments

Budget friendly.

Budget friendly.

Can you get respectable Pinot Noir for under a hundred bucks? Stellenbosch producer Simonsig used to take a consignment of Champagne clone PN5 from Paul Cluver for use in its bubblies, but this recently became superfluous to requirements and the Elgin producer has now come up with a R90-a-bottle Pinot designated “Village”.

Right now, it appears exceptionally primary with plenty of cherry fruit in evidence and just a hint of darker, more earthy notes. It’s light and fresh, not sweet but not possessing too much detail, either. All the style but a bit short on the substance you’d normally expect from these guys and my feeling is you’d be better served by trading up a little and buying the standard-label 2012 at R130 a bottle.

Score: 85/100.

Tagged ,

Share this post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

ADVERTISING
SHOP ONLINE
winemag-storm
HOT AND HAPPENING
AEC v1.0.4
  • No upcoming events
AEC v1.0.4
ADVERTISING
newlstter2 Get the biggest stories of the past fortnight sent directly to your inbox. subscribe
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
ADVERTISING
BE SAFE

Wine magazine was published from October 1993 until September 2011 & now lives on in digital form as Winemag.co.za. We cover everything to do with SA fine wine.

XSLT Plugin by Leo Jiang