Crystallum Cuvee Cinema Pinot Noir 2015

"The most accomplished version of this wine to date. Aromas of sour cherry, musk, forest floor and flint. The palate is intense and concentrated with a fine, but firm tannin base that will carry this wine for at least 8-10 years." —winemaker
Manufacturer: Crystallum
Availability: 4 in stock
SKU: 30932
$19.60 (35%)
"The 2015 Cuvee Cinema Pinot Noir was demonstrating just a touch of reduction, so do not be afraid to introduce this to your favorite carafe. The palate is medium-boiled with sappy red and blue fruit, supple tannins, lovely swagger and style here with a long and sumptuous finish. I adore the manner in which this just shook off its bashful nature and blossomed in the glass, to the point where it might well be the best release from Crystallum this vintage. Go seek, go buy, go drink." —Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

"Healthy full, bright red. Still a touch of smoky reduction to the aromas of raspberry, strawberry and earth. Round, fat and spicy but dry, conveying satisfying mouthfilling texture and depth without any undue weight. Boasts rich raspberry and strawberry fruit in a very ripe style but still needs time to unfold. This wine showcases the breadth and textural richness of the vintage, but still has some baby fat to burn off, not to mention an element of smoky reduction. Just a tad warm in the early going. Bigger than the Peter Max but not yet showing the perfume of that wine." —Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
Products specifications
Vintage 2015
Country South Africa
Varietal Pinot Noir
Size 750ML
Region Western Cape
Critic: Wine Advocate 94
Critic: Stephen Tanzer, Vinous 91
Wine Types Red Wine
ABV% 28.0