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 Post subject: 3 Saint Clair's
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:50 pm 
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2012 Saint Clair MSB

Pungent with pure blackcurrant flavour. Acidity is too high on day one but much more laid back on day 2. 86 on day 1 90 on day 2.

2013 Saint Clair Pioneer Block '43 Degrees' 3

The only Awatere style Pioneer Block. Low acidity and restrained Awatere flavours of tomato and bramble. Equal to Astrolabe and Villa Maria Clifford Bay. 90 on day 1 91 on day 2. ( Bob's 93 for the 2012 would be fair enough based on this. He likes the Awatere style more than me )

2012 Saint Clair Wairau Reserve MSB

Very complex. Blackcurrant, passion fruit, boxwood, capsicum and on day 2 flint and something new to me. Tobacco! But it's fighting the sweetness which is unbalanced. 4.0 g per litre.

94 from Bob 88 from me.

I doff my cap to SC for making all their wines on the light side of medium bodied.


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 Post subject: Re: 3 Saint Clair's
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:11 pm 
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A good report G. It's costing you more to enjoy these days !

2013 Saint Clair Pioneer Block '43 Degrees' 3 - You said low'er acidity ? I wonder if the quality is hiding the perception of it. Sounds very nice indeed. Restrained can be an elegant virtue !

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