Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Pinot Noir 2019
Concentrated flavours of black cherry, blackcurrant, Kalamata olive, and perfumed wild flowers. Elegant, with finely powdered cocoa.
Saint Clair's Omaka Reserve Pinot Noir is the estate's top Pinot Noir - a mouthful of ripe, concentrated red and black fruits.
Grapes for the Omaka Pinot were sourced from a single vineyard in the Delta region within the Southern Valleys sub-region and the wine was aged in a combination of French oak and older seasoned oak barriques to gain complexity, structure and texture.
Saint Clair was established in 1978 by the husband and wife team of Neal and Judy Ibbotson, who were true pioneers of Marlborough, which back then was a largely untapped and undiscovered wine region. The Saint Clair name originates from the vineyard property they took over, originally planted by James Sinclair.
Saint Clair remains a family business and the Ibbotsonâ€™s are aided by son Tony and daughters Sarina and Julie who take care of marketing and sales. They also employ one of New Zealandâ€™s leading winemaking teams.
SILVER MEDAL - International Wine Challenge 20174.5 STARS (Overall rating) - Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide to NZ Wines
Powerful and aromatic with layers of wild flowers, perfumed violets, blackcurrants, cocoa, vanilla and dark chocolate, along with a hint of freshly roasted coffee beans and dried clay. The palate has concentrated flavours of black cherry, blackcurrant, Kalamata olive, and perfumed wild flowers. Finishes long, incorporating freshly roasted coffee beans, toasty oak and spice.