Kershaw Clonal Selection Elgin Pinot Noir 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Elgin
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'Fragrant, bright berries & cherry on 2018 with usual hint of forest floor. Silky richness & sweet fruit balanced by light dry tannins & firm acidity. Altogether poised & refined, with a subtle intensity. Savoury in effect, but with some sweetness on the finish. Also in magnums.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (94/100)

'He may be better known for his Chardonnays and Syrahs, but Richard Kershaw is making increasingly impressive Pinot Noirs. Made from a blend of 113, 115, 667 and 777 clones, this is juicy, floral and subtly spicy, with well-handled 20% new wood, 5% whole bunches and summer berry flavours supported by savoury tannins. Drink 2020-25.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 92/100

'The 2018 Pinot Noir Kershaw Clonal Selection Elgin was aged in 21% new oak with 10% in plastic eggs. It has a compact nose, the fruit profile a touch darker than the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir, hints of lingonberry and pomegranate developing with time. The palate is very well balanced with fine-grained tannins and raspberry and cranberry notes infused with a light pinch of white pepper and sea salt, leading to a beautifully poised finish. A divine Pinot Noir. Drink 2022-2036.' – Neal Martin, Vinous, 92/100 (Apr 2021)

'Captivating floral attributes underscored by purity, focus and freshness framed by fine powder tannins yet cushioned by a succulent texture and flavours of black cherry, pomegranate, rose petal and raspberry.' – Richard Kershaw, Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Richard Kershaw
Alcohol 13.5%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Pinot Noir made from French clones PN777, PN667, PN115, and PN113
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Pinot Noir
Rating PG 94
Producer information Master of Wine and award-winning Elgin based winemaker, Richard Kershaw has one of the most unique approaches to winemaking in the Cape. He focuses on clonal selection and meticulously sources grapes from small parcels. Working with what is best suited to Elgin, Richard started with Chardonnay but soon branched out to Syrah and Pinot Noir. Formerly with Kanu and Mulderbosch, British-born Richard has an encyclopaedic knowledge of all matters vinous. His wines are produced in small quantities, they are refined and elegant, often described as ethereal.
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