2018 Danbury Ridge Estate Pinot Noir

Red fruit and flowes on the nose. In the mouth the first impression is cherries and some finely integrated acidity along with some pretty silky tannins. The finish is long and is more raspberry than cherry. The oak shows a little at the end but there`s not too much and I`d expect it to be less apparent in the future. This is easily the best English Pinot Noir I`ve tasted and has proper texture and some mineral character too. The terroir is different from the southern Downs vineyards we associate with English wine - both in soil and climate and these aspects show. (CW 09/08/21)
Origin
Danbury,, Essex,,,, Any Region, UNITED, KINGDOM
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
89 points, William Kelley, robertparker.com, April 2021
92 points, Tom Hewson, timatkin.com, 2021
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2018 Danbury Ridge Estate Pinot Noir

Media Reviews

William Kelley

Offering up aromas of sweet red berries, plums and spices, the 2018 Pinot Noir is medium to full-bodied, supple and enveloping, with lively acids and powdery, melting tannins. Whether it`s merely the effect of an additional year in bottle or if it`s due to vintage variation, this is the more sumptuous and gourmand of these two still Pinot Noir bottlings. 89 points

Tom Hewson

Juicier and a little brighter than the Octagon block, this stayed together well over three days. It needs time, still. Dark, inviting berry fruits and a proper Pinot perfume, with just a touch of peppery herb, raspberry bush character and some floral lift. A rush of smoky black cherry juice, grip and spice, then quite a kick of acid – but it all feels connected. I would leave this for three to four years. Interestingly I was also sent a bottle from a trial with DIAM technical corks, which was more pastilley and not quite as perfumed. The wines will continue to be bottled under natural cork. 92 points

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