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2018 Nicolas-Jay L'Ensemble Pinot Noir

United StatesRedHighly RecommendInternationalPrivate Cellar

$ 140.00$ 125.00 AUD


L’Ensemble is truly a cuvée comprised of the most expressive barrels from each vineyard. Blended for extraordinary depth, complexity, ageability, and finesse. Harvested in small cherry bins, native yeast fermentation and bottled unfined and unfiltered. This wine receives an additional 6 months in barrel to escalate structure and lengthen its aging potential. This blend is comprised of either Bio-dynamic, organic or certified vineyards only

Region - United States

Type - Red

Year - 2018

Winery - Best of the USA

Grape - Pinot Noir

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Fresh, refined and textural with sweet black cherry and berry fruits, some nice acidity and appropriate tannic structure. It’s harmonious and silky...nice brightness and a bit of grip, suggesting this could age in interesting ways. It has an Oregon stamp, but also an old world sensibility and refinement...never veers off into over-ripeness.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Juicy and Fruity, Minimal Intervention, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Dark Berries, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Herbals, Meaty, Minerality, Spices, Tannins

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Red Meat







Spicy Foods

Cured Meats


Expert review

Ripe, black fruit of the vintage with an appealing savoury, meaty character and a dense, tannic structure on the palate. Yet the sensitive winemaking has preserved freshness and elegance despite the warm, dry growing season to leave a lasting impression. This wine will age magnificently well.


The Grape

Pinot Noir

Pinot noir (French: [pino nwaʁ]) is a red-wine grape variety whose name roughly translates to describe the tight clusters of a pine cone. Its home is France's Burgundy region, particularly Côte-d'Or. It is also planted in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, northern parts of Croatia, Czech Republic, England, the Republic of Georgia, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Hungary, Kosovo, the Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, New Zealand, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States, and Uruguay.

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