2012 Giesen Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • New Zealand
  • South Island
  • Marlborough
Drink between 2015 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • graemeg wrote:

    August 15, 2018 - {screwcap, 13.5%} Rich, rotting strawberries. Pastrami. Spice. Unmistakeably pinot, but not too overt or obvious. Has a dark, slightly malty character to the flavours; the palate is medium/full-bodied, there are fine dusty tannins, but gentle and soft, and medium acidity, not screeching. It seems warmer and heftier than the alcohol suggests; the finish is medium length. I'm a bit each-way on real complexity with further cellaring; this feels like its about as good at is gets somehow. Lovely to drink, and with some development with bottle age; this is very good. Not great burgundy, though.

  • Neecies Likes this wine:

    April 16, 2018 - At J&A's, blind. Stood out in it's flight for the pepper and bacon fat notes on the nose, more like syrah than pinot but not unattractive. Sturdy fruit on the midpalate with a touch of cedar. My 2nd fave in the flight.

  • Brook23 wrote: 93 points

    August 18, 2017 - Powerful aroma bold fruits tending to dark fruits with cedar edge
    Stood out in newzealand cellar tasting

  • chatters wrote:

    October 9, 2016 - Pinotpalooza (Carriageworks, Redfern): slight red currant, sweet spice, very slight stalky notes and biscuit…juicy, fleshy, red fruit spectrum with some grip Okay

  • chatters wrote:

    October 8, 2015 - Six nations tasting (pyrmont wharf, sydney): stalks and ripe red cherry, spice, slightly funky…juicy, savoury tannins are restrained and the fruit persists, okay

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  • By Tim Jackson MW
    2/24/2019 (link)

    (Giesen, Clayvin Pinot Noir Marlborough Red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Allen Meadows
    Oct-16, Issue #64 (link)

    (Giesen Wines Pinot Noir - Clayvin Red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Mike Bennie
    1/17/2014 (link)

    (Giesen Wines Single Vineyard Selection Clayvin Pinot Noir) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2014, IWC Issue #176 (link)

    (Giesen Estate Pinot Noir Clayvin Single Vineyard Selection Marlborough) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/7/2016 (link) 93 points

    (Giesen Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard) Slightly hazy medium dark cherry color; aromatic, ripe cherry, raspberry, raspberry cream nose; tight, tasty, ripe cherry, raspberry, raspberry cream, cranberry, mineral palate with medium acidity; needs 2-plus years; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/15/2014 (link) 89 points

    (Giesen Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard) Dark cherry red color; tart cherry, tart raspberry nose; tasty, tart cherry, tart raspberry palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Giesen
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Clayvin Vineyard
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region South Island
  • SubRegion Marlborough
  • Appellation Marlborough

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 50 (67%)
  • Consumed 25 (33%)

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