Creation Wines, Art of Creation Pinot Noir 2018 Bottle size: 750mlSouth Africa, Walker Bay
'Just bottled when I tasted it, so it may get even better over the next few months, this firm, structured, but very pure Pinot Noir is built for the long haul. Subtle aromatic spices, scented oak and a core of bramble and raspberry fruit. Drink: 2020-2028.' – Tim Atkin SA Special Report 2019, 96/100
'A further selection - in the cellar - & savoury, assertive tannin structure from 60% new oak for 12 months produce this fine pinnacle wine. 2018 polished earthy red & black fruit, shows great concentration. Brooding & opulent yet has purity & precision, & structure to last.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (94/100)
'A vineyard and barrel selection – 4 100 bottles made. 40% whole-bunch fermentation. Matured for 12 months in French oak, 50% new. A complex nose with notes of red and black cherries, musk, white pepper and cloves on the nose. The palate is full (alcohol is 14%) but tightly wound even so – good depth of fruit, fresh acidity and nicely grippy tannins.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 92/100
'Shiny, deep pomegranate-seed red with a robust bouquet of rose petal, dark cherry, pimento and anise. Complex and utterly enchanting on the palate: opulent layers of cherry and plum mingling with earthy flavours of mushroom and an elegant sprinkling of spice.' – Winemaker
|Technical analysis||RS: 2.1 g/L | TA: 5.9 g/L | PH: 3.51|
|Blend information||100% Pinot Noir|
|Drink to||Drink or cellar|
|Producer information||Jean-Claude (JC) and Carolyn Martin both come from winemaking families but establishing Creation Wines in 2002 was still a challenging task as the 40-hectare land had never been planted to vines. However, as Creation's 60,000 annual visitors will attest, this spectacular winery at the end of Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge has something special. With vineyards at 300m above sea level and a long, cool growing season, their unique terroir is envied by winemakers around the world. Creation is committed to conserving the natural environment and is a member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI). They are also one of only nine wineries in South Africa to have received the coveted EnviroWines accreditation.|
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AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com | AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com | CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za | DEC: Decanter | GS: Greg Sherwood MW | JS: James Suckling | JR: JancisRobinson.com | JD: Jeb Dunnuck | NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show | PG: Platter's Guide | ST: Stephen Tanzer of Vinous.com | TA: Tim Atkin MW | VIN: Vinous.com | WA: Wine Advocate | WE: Wine Enthusiast | WM: Winemag.co.za Report | WS: Wine Spectator