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The single vineyard ‘Pioneer Block’ wines of Saint Clair require separate handling, the winery using 250 small tanks to manage this. The amount of detail for winemakers Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark and their team is considerable, but the result is a fascinating range of wines that express their origin and site. In essence Saint Clair is bottling ‘terroir’ for keen wine enthusiasts to ponder and enjoy. The quality per se of the ‘Pioneer Block’ wines has been extremely high as well, reflecting the identification of superior as well as individual vineyards by Saint Clair’s owner Neal Ibbotson.
Raymond Chan www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz

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Other Vintages: 2016 | 2015 | 2014
Saint Clair 2007 Vintage

Saint Clair
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Merlot

This Merlot is an elegant and stylish wine with flavours of plum, cherry and boysenberry, well-balanced acidity and a warm, lingering finish.

Winemaker:

Matt Thomson

Colour:

Dense ruby red

Aroma:

Lifted aromas of plum, dark cherries and a hint of spice.

Palate:

Medium-bodied with flavours of ripe plums, cherries and boysenberries layered with hints of spicy, oak. It is an elegant and stylish wine with wellbalanced acidity and a warm, lingering finish.

Ageing potential:

Drinking well now, this wine will continue to develop for the next one to four years.

Wine Analysis:

Alcohol: 13%v/v, Titratable Acidity: 5.5g/litre, pH: 3.57.

Food match:

Ideal with barbecued or grilled beef or lamb.

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