Balfour

Balfour Suitcase Pinot Noir English Red 2018

£31.99

Current stock: 11

Balfour Suitcase Pinot Noir, English Red, Hush Heath Estate, Kent, England, 2018  

Grape: 100% Pinot Noir (Dijon Clones 777 & 828),hand picked, oak aged in French & American barrels. Only 5000 bottles made.

Planted by winemaker, Owen Elias, on the Hush Heath Estate at Fox Ridge. Done correctly, Pinot Noir in England is well worth a try when compared to Burgundy. The quality is there when the right "Clones" are grown.

Ruby garnet in colour, with flavours of plum, truffle and thyme with a long, subterranean, earthy finish - Pure Pinot Noir.

"The name refers to the ‘suitcase clones’ (in the case of this wine, Dijon 828 and 777), which were said to be initially taken from Grand Cru Burgundy vineyards then smuggled to America hidden in suitcases in the 1960s. Aged half-and-half in French and American oak, the Pinot Noir features an outburst of savoury, meaty scents, in addition to dried roses, smoked red cherry and bacon notes on the nose and the palate, dusted by crushed almonds, liquorice and cinnamon. The intense red berry fruits are supported by fine-grained tannins and a decent level of acidity (4.6g/l). Long and spicy on the finish." 92/100 points, Sylvia Wu, Decanter.com, June 2021.

Pair with game or duck for a memorable meal.

 

 

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Availability:
Normally ships same day if ordered before 12pm.
Size:
75cl
ABV:
12.6%
Closure:
Cork
Drink:
Within 2 years
Bottled:
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