Clos Henri is the exciting, relatively new vineyard development in Marlborough, New Zealand begun by the internationally recognised winemaking family of Henri Bourgeois of Sancerre, France.
For ten generations the family has crafted premium quality Sauvignon blanc and Pinot noir wines and in 2000 chose 109 hectares of native Marlborough pastures to continue their passion abroad.
The first Clos Henri wines were made in 2003.
A very complex nose of sweet black currants, mushrooms, mocha and spicy oak can be found in our first “Clos Henri Pinot Noir”. The small-berried bunches have created a wine with rich layers of dark fruit and ripe tannins which are seamless. Lovely to drink now, it should, however; age with elegance and reward the patient for up to 7 years. ( HB Cellar )
Pale to medium ruby-coloured and scented of kirsch, lavender and Provence herbs alongside nuances of dried leaves and moss, the 2011 Pinot Noir is medium to full-bodied with just a little bitterness on the palate, though it, nonetheless, delivers a good amount of expressive fruit, a low to medium level of chewy tannins and a decent-length finish. Drink it now to 2016+. Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Spectator