FROMM Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2016

Bob Campbell
96 Points / 100      

#2 of 98,  2016 Pinot Noir from Marlborough
"From Marlborough’s most famous hillside vineyard. Beautifully pure pinot noir with floral, rose petal, cherry and raspberry flavours plus a seasoning of spice and nutty oak. An impressive expression of place. Can be appreciated now but will develop even greater complexity with bottle age. Long and linear. (Cork) "  The Real Review, April 2018. 

Joe, Czerwinski
92+/ 100 Points

"No surprise, the 2016 Clayvin Vineyard Pinot Noir tops the list of this winery's 2016 Pinot Noirs. It's got the most intensity and complexity of the bunch, with hints of mocha adding richness and depth to the vibrant cherry fruit. This medium to full-bodied wine finishes long, silky and intense, leaving behind a mouthwatering array of spice-tinged fruit." The Wine Advocate, March 2018 

Raymond Chan
5 stars, 19/20 

"Even ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim and youthful in appearance. The nose is elegantly concentrated with deep and intense aromas of ripe dark-red berry fruit and black cherries, along with aromatic dark-red and violet florals, unfolding a subtle thread of dark herbs. This has beautiful perfumes and fruit vibrancy. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly proportioned with concentrated flavours of ripe dark-red berry fruit, black cherries, with lifted red and violet florals. The fruit is lusciously rich and vibrant, unfolding an array of red fruits and florals, and is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction lending suppleness and accessibility. The extraction provides a refined line that carries the flavours to a long, lingering, nuanced finish. This is a beautifully rich and sweet, vibrant and succulent Pinot Noir with dark-red and black cherry fruit along with a floral array, on a refined palate." March 2018 

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
97 points, 5 stars

"This glorious pinot combines great vineyard, outstanding vintage and impeccable winemaking; the engaging bouquet shows aromas of dark berry, charcuterie, floral, warm spice and black olive. The palate is gracefully opulent and delectably inviting with awesome fruit concentration and power, while remaining poised and tantalising. Wonderfully structured by loads of polished tannins, this is destined for the long haul. Brancott Valley. At its best: 2020 to 2030." May 2018