Bolney Wine Estate, Pinot Noir, West Sussex, England, 2018

91
Tasted by: Tina Gellie
Drinking Window: 2019 - 2019
<p>The UK&rsquo;s still Pinot Noirs are improving all the time. This is a well-ripened cool-climate example, boasting creamy summer pudding flavours, a grassy edge, grippy tannins and earthy spices.</p>
90
Tasted by: Sally Easton MW
(at London, 31 Oct 2019)
Drinking Window: 2019 - 2022
Owner-winemaker Sam Linter has long been a fan, and producer, of Pinot Noir. This example balances attractive aromatics, sweet fruit and fine tannins. Just a portion has visited barrels, which adds a hint of aromatic toast and palate piquancy. Otherwise, the focus is the ripe fruit, introduced by a translucent ruby colour. Juicy red cherry fruits on the palate have ripeness and density about them, laced with finely perceptible tannins, all in a modest body that’s freshly balanced.
Bolney Wine Estate, Pinot Noir, West Sussex, England, 2018
Producer
Bolney Wine Estate
Brand
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2018
Wine Type
Still
Colour
Red
Country
United Kingdom
Region
England
Appellation
West Sussex
Sweetness
Dry
Closure
Screwcap
Alcohol
12.50%
Body
Medium
Oak
Lightly Oaked