Iona Monopole Kloof Pinot Noir 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Elgin
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'The most elegant & balanced of these pinots, from a north-facing dryland vineyard on clay-based silica quartz. Lovely freshness, 5% wholebunch aids freshness in riper 2018. Oak (33% new vs 18% for 2017 (4.5 stars, 94 pts)) just adds opulence & sweet tobacco nuance to variety’s inherent perfume & spicy red-berry flavours.' – Platter's Guide, 5* (95/100)

'Kloof is the block that produces the tightest and most structured Pinots at Iona, according to winemaker Werner Muller. Taut, chiselled and very focused, it's quite an austere style, with grippy tannins, savoury red cherry fruit and well-integrated 26% new wood. Needs time. Drink 2022-26.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 93/100

'The 2019 Pinot Noir Kloof includes 5% whole bunch and was matured in 30% new oak for 12 months. It has an attractive, high-toned bouquet of expressive, well-defined blueberry and black currant scents; traces of violet come through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with good weight on the entry and plenty of substance, turning peppery toward the finish. It just needs a little more finesse and persistence, but otherwise, a decent, quite "punchy" Pinot Noir. Drink 2022-2032.' – Neal Martin, Vinous, 90/100 (Apr 2021)

'The Kroon Vineyard, with its ferricrete soil, is the highest vineyard on Iona. The wine offers an array of seductive black fruits that include berries, cherries and ripe summer plums. The palate is gentle yet generous with pure succulent fruit, bright acidity, charming velvety fine grained tannins resulting in a wine that is nuanced, textured and perfectly balanced with a long savoury finish.' – Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Werner Muller
Alcohol 13.6%
Body Light to medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Pinot Noir
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Pinot Noir
Rating PG 95
Technical analysis RS: 1.7 g/L | TA: 5.7 g/L | PH: 3.4
Producer information In 1997, Andrew Gunn purchased the beautiful Geelbeksvlei farm located 420 meters above sea-level, overlooking the Elgin Valley. This apple and pear farm was no longer proving to be profitable, and so with the advantageous location of the farm, Andrew decided to plant vines and pursue winemaking. Its high altitude and close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean results in a cool mesoclimate which has a moderating influence and results in consistent quality.
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