Leung Estate Ma Maison Pinot Noir 2015

Martinborough
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£22.95 per bottle
148 in stock

98 Points - Stuart McCloskey “An incredibly exciting wine from the boutique winery based in Martinborough. Dark, brooding with a wonderful perfume - full of the aromas of Autumn. Damson, cinnamon, spice and a touch of woodsmoke. The palate exudes intense, luscious and concentrated flavours of sweet, ripe damson, plum, spiced cherry and black fruits. The quality of the fruit enriches the fleshy mouthfeel which is so satisfying and moreish. Lots of drive and energy too. The texture is luxurious and balanced perfectly with fine-grained supporting tannins. A superb wine which flows seamlessly and lasts on the palate forever. Just beautiful” Zalto Burgundy glass is a must!

Viticulture & Winemaking: There are eight clones of Pinot Noir in the vineyard. They are close planted and have a low fruiting wire, giving very small vines which produce intensely flavoured fruit. Most clones are harvested and fermented separately, except for 15 rows that contain a mixture of the Dijon clones that are treated as one parcel and co-ferment for added complexity.

17.5 Points - Raymond Chan "Moderately deep ruby-red colour, lighter on the rim with a little purple. The nose is fresh and full with a good core of dark-red berry fruit with a layer of dark herbs, unfolding notes of red florals and complexing earth elements. The aromatics build in depth with aeration revealing some nutty oak. Medium-bodied, the palate has good depth and presence of savoury dark-red berry fruits entwined with dark herbs, soft earthy notes and red florals, along with nutty oak. The mouthfeel is fresh and lively with supple tannin extraction in support, and balanced, fresh, lacy acidity. The wine has positive linearity carried by the acidity, leading to lingering finish. This is a fresh, red berry fruited Pinot Noir with savoury earth, herb and nutty notes, supple tannins and a palate carried by the acidity. Match with poultry and pork over the next 4-5 years. Fruit from the ‘Ma Maison’ vineyard, 8 clones employed, fully destemmed and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 9-10 months in seasoned oak. 8,097 bottles made."

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17.5 Points - Raymond Chan

Moderately deep ruby-red colour, lighter on the rim with a little purple. The nose is fresh and full with a good core of dark-red berry fruit with a layer of dark herbs, unfolding notes of red florals and complexing earth elements. The aromatics build in depth with aeration revealing some nutty oak. Medium-bodied, the palate has good depth and presence of savoury dark-red berry fruits entwined with dark herbs, soft earthy notes and red florals, along with nutty oak. The mouthfeel is fresh and lively with supple tannin extraction in support, and balanced, fresh, lacy acidity. The wine has positive linearity carried by the acidity, leading to lingering finish. This is a fresh, red berry fruited Pinot Noir with savoury earth, herb and nutty notes, supple tannins and a palate carried by the acidity. Match with poultry and pork over the next 4-5 years. Fruit from the ‘Ma Maison’ vineyard, 8 clones employed, fully destemmed and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 9-10 months in seasoned oak. 8,097 bottles made.

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