Donatsch Martin - Pinot Noir Unique 2018 (Magnum)


Graubünden AOC

100% Pinot Noir

Anbau: naturnah

Ausbau: 12-14 Monate neue Barrique, mehrere Monate Flaschenreifung

Lagerpotenzial: 2038+

Inhalt: 150cl




The 2018 Pinot Noir Malans Unique is a spectacular wine from Martin Donatsch! Based on small, super ripe and concentrated berries (and very good yields—a dream for any winemaker), the nose of the 2018 is deep, pure and flinty, revealing perfectly ripe, dark cherry and berry aromas with delicate toasty and flinty as well as iodine notes. On the palate, this is a generously juicy but also refined and silky Pinot with refreshing tannins, highly stimulating salinity and a piquant finish. The red fruit is remarkable and stunningly fresh given that year. After the quantitatively disastrous 2017 vintage, nature hung lots of grapes onto the vines the year after, and Donatsch didn't reduce them too ambitiously. In the end, after an abnormally hot and dry vintage with early ripeness, this was a perfect decision. This Pinot, like the 2015, is made in a coolish and refreshing style from a vintage that brought so many rich and massive (red) wines with a lack of acidity. So many 2018s are clumsy, but Donatsch's 2018 Pinot Noir Malans Unique is a stellar wine of the vintage, pairing density and complexity with freshness and elegance. Magnum 96/100 (06.2022) -


Opening deep and intense but pure, the 2018 Pinot Noir Unique is dark and brilliant in color and reveals fascinating elegance, finesse and substance on the nose that is reminiscent of ripe, dark cherries, black berries, wet dirt and crushed stones but still slightly reductive (which I find very positive, but you have to deal with it). On the palate, this is a firm yet elegant, tightly structured, full-bodied Pinot with dense, intense and refined fruit structured by fine but seriously firm tannins and sustainable iodine acidity that have the will and the capacity to carry this superb Pinot Noir to a long and complex finish. The wine is quite open on the finish already, though, so there is no real need to keep it in the cellar for years, even though you can certainly cellar this 2019 for 20 or 25 years at least. 94+/100 (03.2022) -

CHF 500.00

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