Le Grand Clos 2019 Pinot Noir
(Nov 19, 2019 at 6:25 PM)
Planted with Dijon clones from Burgundy, in one of Niagara's premiere, some say 'Grand Cru' quality vineyards, on the Jordan Bench, the grapes benefit from exceptional terroir for producing premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as evidenced by earlier vintages and once again with the 2017 vintage of Le Grand Clos Pinot Noir. Light ruby with a garnet hue, it's very expressive and perfumed with sweet and exotic spices, Tonka bean, menthol, chocolate, tobacco, graphite, and sous bois on the nose. My first impresion of Le Grand Clos immediately takes me back to earlier vintages with familarity, fondness, and appreication for a wine I respected grealty years ago, and once again today, I'm impressed! The palate shows a medium bodied Pinot with fresh acidity, somewhat volumptous on the mid palate for a 12.5% wine, with layers of spice, herbs, cherry, cacao, and refreshing minerality complementing the great aromatic complexity of this fine wine. As with earlier vintages, Le Grand Clos are well suited to enjoy youthful, and will evolve beautifully over a decade, perhaps longer. Tasted November 2019. 92+ points.