expert reviews about
Alana Estate Clou Pinot Noir
Angus Hughson (2006 Vintage) says
Just 3 barrels of this wine are made in total, which is a shame because it is so damn good. While stylistically it remains in the restrained Martinborough mold, it is very much prettier than the Estate with additional floral notes on the bouquet. In the mouth, more layers reveal themselves in a powerful core of fruit punctuated by lacy tannins and fine acidity. Give this 3 to five years to fully reach its potential.