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2018 Signature ‘Abel’ Pinot Noir

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Tasting Note

Limited release – only 250 cases produced

Legend holds that the Abel clone first travelled from one of the best vineyards of Burgundy by way of a gumboot. Making its way to New Zealand in 1975, the ‘Gumboot Smuggler’ was caught by a NZ Customs’ officer, Malcolm Abel, who incidentally was the first to plant the mythical cutting on his vineyard.

Our Abel Pinot Noir was handpicked from SA’s first plantings of the clone. Wild yeast and small batch ferment, followed by maturation in French oak bring aromas of fresh rhubarb, plums and lifted forest floor to the wine. The palate combines the rhubarb and spiced plums with chalky tannins and a seamless strawberry and cream finish.

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Additional Information
Wine Type

Red Wine

Variety

Pinot Noir

Range/Brand

Signature Range

Reviews (1)

1 review for 2018 Signature ‘Abel’ Pinot Noir

  1. renee

    95 Points – Sam Kim – Wine Orbit Dec 2018

    Made from the legendary Abel clone, this Old-World inspired pinot shows sweet berry, floral, roast meat, truffle and thyme aromas on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate that is elegantly weighted and beautifully flowing. It is seamlessly expressed on the palate with delectable fruit flavours together with rich savoury notes, finishing superbly long and satisfying. At its best: now to 2024.

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