"If there’s a better value entry pinot noir I haven’t met up with it." James Halliday
Late last year, Halliday reviewed this wine, rated it 95 points and commented "If there’s a better value entry pinot noir I haven’t met up with it." I can't believe it's taken Cloudwine until today to jump on this wine. It's outstanding. One of the best sub-$30 in the market. But we at Cloudwine like to go that extra mile, so at $23.99, we have one of the sharpest prices in Australia.
"Whole bunch ferments and matured in used French puncheons. If there’s a better value entry pinot noir I haven’t met up with it. An utterly delicious tapestry of red and purple fruits sewn through a fine web of tannins, the finish long and convincing. Drink to: 2029; Price: $30.00; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star" James Halliday Wine Companion
This is outstanding pinot noir and I'm glad to see the price is affordable. Too often these days I'm left scratching my head wondering why beautiful pinot noir always seems to have a higher price, so this Red Claw Pinot Noir 2018 should serve as a wake-up call to those pretenders because it's got everything going for it plus a keen price of $23.99, which screams value. While some of you may buy this wine to lay down, and sure it will age gracefully, but it's drinking beautifully right now so I reckon buy this wine and drink during the lockdown!
Where this wine comes from - Mornington Peninsula
Another gem that’s part of Melbourne’s ‘Dress Circle’, the maritime climate of Mornington makes it Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Paradise. Sea breezes ensure the vineyards remain cool, ideal for producing styles with elegance and finesse. Red Hill, Merricks and Balnarring is where the main action is, enjoying the see breezes coming off Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean. There’s also a vast array of alternative varieties that enjoy the peninsula’s maritime climate. Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris certainly has made its presence felt, producing both clean crisp, easy drinking Grigio styles, as well as richer, riper Gris styles. The whites are made for seafood, while Mornington Pinot Noir is a must with traditional duck dishes – either Chinese style or French.